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“Smart” Comedy Wins Weekend Box Office, But No Love For “Guru”

Posted by thelanetrain on June 23, 2008

As predicted, Get Smart was the number one movie this weekend, raking in over $39 million in its opening weekend, according to Box Office Mojo. But the real story is that Mike Myers’ The Love Guru didn’t even crack the top three spots in its’ opening weekend, making Steve Carrell the clear comedy winner. “Guru” finished fourth and grossed only $14 million on its first weekend. Dreamworks’ Kung Fu Panda finished second, grossing over $21 million in its second weekend and has made over $155 million overall. Lastly, The Incredible Hulk was third, grossing about $21 million, and has made roughly $96 million overall.

After The Jump: The top ten movies at the box office this weekend, courtesy of Box Office Mojo

The list is displayed as this:

Movie, Weekend Gross, Total Gross,

  1. Get Smart, $39,155,000, $39,155,000,
  2. Kung Fu Panda, $21,700,000, $155,596,000
  3. The Incredible Hulk, $21,577,000, $96,476,000
  4. The Love Guru, $14,000,000, $14,000,000
  5. The Happening, $10,000,000, $50, 267,000
  6. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, $8,414,000, $290,835,000
  7. You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, $7,200,000, $84,055,000
  8. Sex and the City, $6,465,000, $132,385,000
  9. Iron Man, $4,002,000, $304,788,000
  10. The Strangers, $1,949,000, $49,586,000
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