40 YEAR-OLD VIRGIN OPENS AT #1 AND BECOMES BEST REVIEWED
UNIVERSAL PICTURES’ THE 40 YEAR-OLD VIRGIN OPENS AT #1 AND BECOMES BEST REVIEWED WIDE-RELEASE STUDIO FILM OF 2005Universal Pictures/An Apatow Production’s The 40 Year-Old Virgin, the hilarious new comedy from the production team behind Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Kicking & Screaming and television’s Freaks and Geeks, has received enormous kudos during its opening days.
The film pulled in $21.4 million this past weekend and an 86 percent approval from critics. On Monday, August 22, the film earned an additional $3 million in sales. Charming audiences and critics alike— and securing its number one status at the box office—The 40 Year-Old Virgin now stands as the best reviewed, wide-release studio film of this year.
Complementing the movie’s financial success, RottenTomatoes.com, a premier entertainment portal for moviegoers and critics alike, just ranked the film at 86 percent approval from film print and online critics on its Tomatometer™. The meter shows the groundswell of support for The 40 Year-Old Virgin from both critics and audiences across the country.
The 40 Year-Old Virgin stars Steve Carell stars as 40 year-old Andy Stitzer, an electronics superstore employee with a job stamping invoices, an apartment with a proud collection of action figures & comic books, good friends and a nice attitude. But there's just one little thing he hasn't gotten around to doing yet—Andy's never, ever had sex.
His painful shyness and comedy stylings charmed audiences and critics across the country this past weekend.
“This film is clearly what moviegoers want to see right now-a flirty, fun two hours that allows us to explore the shy person inside us all. Judd’s comedic sensibilities, coupled with Steve’s side-splitting timing, equal a smart and sophisticated adult comedy that isn’t afraid to challenge social norms,