'Wedding Crashers' Outperforms Estimates to Earn $33.9 Million in Its Debut Weekend
New Line Cinema's 'Wedding Crashers' Outperforms Estimates to Earn $33.9 Million in Its Debut Weekend
Final Domestic Box Office Revenues Better Than Initial ProjectionsThe New Line Cinema comedy "Wedding Crashers" opened this weekend with a remarkable $33.9 million performance at the domestic box office.
The figure represents a $2 million improvement on the studio's initial weekend box office estimates.
Starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn and directed by David Dobkin, "Wedding Crashers" was warmly received by audiences across the country as its debut in 2,925 theaters resulted in an impressive $11,589 per screen average.
"We're thrilled with how strong 'Wedding Crashers' opened and believe it's just the beginning of what should be a great run throughout the summer for the film," said Toby Emmerich, New Line's Production President.
"For a movie with just a $40 million budget to open like this in a marketplace crowded with big-budget competition is a real tribute to everyone involved with it."
The outrageous comedy "Wedding Crashers" stars Vaughn and Wilson as divorce mediators and lifelong friends who have never met a wedding they couldn't get themselves into. Guided by a secret set of wedding crashing "rules," the pair find their way into a different wedding and different bridesmaid's heart every week.
But when they crash the social event of the season, one of them falls for the engaged daughter (Rachel McAdams) of an influential and eccentric politician (Christopher Walken) and decides to break the "rules" in pursuit of her. This leads to a wild weekend at her family's palatial estate where the ultimate "Crashers" quickly find themselves in way over their heads.