Proposal: Sandra Bullock's Smash Comedy Hit


June 20, 2009–Sandra Bullock-Ryan Reynolds romantic comedy “The Proposal” grossed an estimated $12.4 millon from 3,056 runs to win the Friday box office and earn Bullock the best opening day gross of her long career.

 

Sony's Jack Black-Michael Cera comedy and Warner holdover “The Hangover” ended in a photo finish for No. 2.  “Year One,” directed by Harold Ramis, grossed $8.5 million as it unspooled in 3,022 theaters.

 

Entering its third weekend, “Hangover” declined only 18% from the previous Friday to $8.5 million. The summer's sleeper hit, “Hangover's” cumulative figure through Friday is $135.4 million. 

 

Disney-Pixar's 3-D toon “Up” placed No. 4 for the day, declining 39% to an estimated $6.1 million from 3,832 theaters for a cume of $208.9 million.  The film is only the second 2009 title to jump the $200 million mark domestically after Paramount's “Star Trek” ($234.7 million).

 

Sony holdover “Pelham 1 2 3,” by Tony Scott, placed No. 5 on Friday as it headed into its second weekend. The Denzel Washington-John Travolata declined 60% to an estimated $3.2 million from 3,077 runs for a cumulative of $35.2 million.