For the second Friday in a row comedy is king at the box office. The Other Guys, the latest effort from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, pulled in an estimated $13.2 million in its debut at 3,650 locations. That puts the action comedy on track for a $35 million weekend – easily enough to knock off Inception as the country’s number one film after three weeks. Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster was third on Friday, though its continued staying power should afford it a second place finish by Sunday. Which brings us to Step Up 3D. The dance extravaganza launched in 2,435 locations on Friday – a big 75% of which featured all three glorious dimensions. The sequel’s estimated first day take was $6.6 million: the same amount that Step Up 2 the Streets made on day one back in February 2008. That points to a third place finish in the $16 million range for the weekend. That’s higher than I expected for a movie with no plot… even one in 3D.
|1||The Other Guys||$13,200,000||$13.2|
|2||Step Up 3D||$6,600,000||$6.6|
|4||Dinner for Schmucks||$3,400,000||$39.6|