Comedy genre apparently still becomes major option for moviegoers to watch in theaters. That's because Tyler Perry-directed "Why Did I Get Married?" surprisingly came out as the top holder of the weekend box office running October 12-14, 2007 despite its Oscar heavyweights-highlighted fellow new releases.
The Lionsgate release debuted well on the chart by raking in $21.4 million, toppling down last-week champ "The Game Plan" which fell to the second place with $11 million. The Disney comedy was followed by newcomers "We Own the Night" and "Michael Clayton" on the two positions below in competitive tally of $10.8 million and $10.4 million, respectively.
Rounding out the big five was rom-com flick "The Heartbreak Kid" for a modest income of $7.28 million. Meanwhile, number six went to another rookie "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" after its initial decent attempt to pour $6.15 million into its pocket. Political thriller "The Kingdom" popped up next, stumbling four places as it only managed to pull in $4.61 million.
On the slot behind came Julie Taymor-helmed "Across the Universe" that did fine job in adding $3.82 million to raise its total gross to $12.7 million. Two other titles, "Resident Evil: Extinction" and "The Dark Is Rising", fitted in to make up the top ten of the list, the former collecting $2.65 million while the latter $2.21 million.