The guessing game as to whether That ’70s Show headliner Aston Kutcher is a movie star was answered this weekend, with the estimated $21 million opening of his new comedy with Bernie Mac, Guess Who, placing the slapstick remake of the 1967 message movie Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner in the top spot.
The Ashton-Bernie combo even edged out the Sandra Bullock sequel, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, which came in second with $14.5 million for Friday to Sunday – though it did make $17.6 million overall since its Thursday opening to get a lead in the Easter race. Still, that didn’t beat Guess Who.
The previous weekend’s No. 1 release, The Ring 2, slipped to third place with $13.8 million, bringing its 10-day total to $58 million, the Associated Press reports.
Doing well in limited release: Woody Allen’s Melinda and Melinda and The Ballad of Jack and Rose, starring Daniel Day-Lewis and written and directed by his wife, Rebecca Miller, who is also the daughter of the late playwright Arthur Miller.
The weekend’s Top 10, according to studio estimates, are as follows:
1. Guess Who, $21 million
2. Miss Congeniality 2, $14.5 million
3. The Ring 2, $13.8 million
4. Robots, $13 million
5. The Pacifier, $8.5 million
6. Hitch, $4.3 million
7. Hostage, $4.1 million
8. Ice Princess, $3.7 million
9. Be Cool, $2.85 million
10. Million Dollar Baby, $2.6 million