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"Get Smart" Easily Beats "The Love Guru"

Posted: June 22nd, 2008 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
"Get Smart" Easily Beats "The Love Guru"Submit Comment
Starring Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway, "Get Smart" grossed an estimated $39 million from 3,911 screens in its box office bow and easily winning the weekend crown.

The race between "Get Smart" and Mike Myers' "The Love Gure" wasn't even close. "Guru" placed only No. 4 in its debut, grossing an estimated $14 million from 3,012 screens. The film played mostly to young men, received dismal reviews. It is Myers' (Shrek) first live-action pic in five years.

Paramount had much better luck with DreamWorks Animation toon "Kung Fu Panda," which essentially tied with Universal and Marvel's "The Incredible Hulk" for the No. 2 spot at the weekend box office.

"Panda" declined a mere 35% in its third weekend to an estimated $21.7 million from 4,053 theaters for a total of $155.6 million, which is already higher than its $130 million budget.

That put the toon slightly ahead of "Hulk," which fell off a sizeable 61% in its second weekend to an estimated $21.5 million from 3,508 theaters for a total of $96.5 million. The film has yet to reach its $150 million budget.

M. Night Shyamalan's R-rated eco-thriller "The Happening" took an expected tumble in its second week, declining 67% to an estimated $10 million from 2,986 screen for a total of $50.3 million. That's not necessarily bad news, since the film will easily make back its $60 million budget.

On the specialty side, "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl" scored a boffo per location average of $44,539 million by playing in five cities where American Girl dollstores are, including in Los Angeles. Film, toplining Abigail Breslin, grossed an estimated $222,697 million.

Click here to read our "Get Smart" review.

Check out the rest of the box office results

Source: Variety


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