Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen
Funny People got the last laugh at the box office.
The serious Judd Apatow comedy premiered at No. 1 with $23.4 million to win the weekend crown. Compared with Apatow's previous directorial efforts, Funny People's debut haul falls in between Knocked Up's $30.7 million opening and The 40-Year-Old Virgin's $21.4 million bow.
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Holding steady in second place was Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
, which reeled in $17.7 million to bring its three-week total to $255.4 million. It narrowly beat G-Force
, which slid from first to third place with $17.05 million. The Ugly Truth
followed in fourth place with $13 million.
The weekend's other new release, Aliens in the Attic
, opened at No. 5 with $7.8 million.
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Rounding out the top 10 were: Oprhan
(No. 6, $7.25 million); Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
(No. 7, $5.3 million); The Hangover
(No. 8, $5 million); The Proposal
(No. 9, $4.8 million); and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
(No. 10, $4.6 million).