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Saturday, June 03, 2006

The Break-Up has a fantastic opening night

Universal's frowns are all smiles Saturday morning. That's because it turns out the Vince Vaughn-Jennifer Aniston comedy that had been tracking less than satisfactorily -- and reviewed even worse, prompting all those showbiz cynics to ask whether Jen can really be a movie star -- is a hit at the box office this weekend. My sources are telling me early numbers say The Break-Up opened with a domestic take of $13.7 million Friday, which is prompting the studio to revise upwards their initial weekend opening estimate of $28 mil to a new estimated total of $38 mil. Who'd a thunk it! For this comedy especially nowadays, that's much more than respectable; that's a miracle. Either Jen has developed a film fanbase, or else Vince is packing 'em in. But I think America is just starved for comedy, any comedy, even a half-baked not-really-satisfying bickering-Bickersons comedy. And Uni's lethal marketing department brought it to audiences in the right away. It's Uni's biggest opening for '06 and the industry's highest-grossing romantic comedy for the opening weekend in the month of June. "Imagine what the b.o. could have been if this movie had been really great," an insider tells me. [Deadline Hollywood]


  • At 6/03/2006 01:48:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    She is so pretty!

  • At 6/03/2006 06:50:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    this has nothing to do with Jennifer and everything to do with Vince. He's the funny one in the movie and he has a very loyal fanbase, just look at his boxoffice! She's lucky to be in a movie with him, but I have no doubt she'll take it as a sign that she's a real movie star and we'll have to put up with many versions of Derailed and Rumor Has It. I wanted to see Vince but I can't stand watching her so I guess it's gonna a be a rental when I can skip her scenes and just feast my eyes on gorgeous, funny Vince.

  • At 6/04/2006 07:32:00 AM, Anonymous emma said…

    the movie indeed is great. so different from the classic hollywood stories

  • At 6/04/2006 08:12:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    If the female lead had been someone else Universial would have tripled it's opening night figures. This is VV's film, and the rest is mostly curiosty about JA.

  • At 6/04/2006 11:52:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The only reason why I would go to see this movie is for Vince. I agree he has a very loyal fanbase and just look at the numbers. He's the star in this movie not Jen.

  • At 6/04/2006 01:02:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    We all identify with this movie. How many lines have we said ourselves in our relationships that are popping up in this movie?
    Too funny.

  • At 6/04/2006 06:51:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    anon 8:12 AM.......ITA

    anon 1:02 PM...Sorry but no, we don't all identify with this movie.

  • At 6/05/2006 03:01:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Well good for jen and thanx to Vince.


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