Janet Jackson Comedy Tops Us Box Office

by | 15 October 2007

A new romantic comedy starring Janet Jackson has topped the US box office this week.

Why Did I Get Married?, which looks at the strength of the relationships of eight college friends after rumours of one couple's infidelity begin to circulate, grossed $21.5 million (£10.6 million) in its opening weekend.

The producers of the flick, Lions Gate Films, said critics had underestimated the ability of director Tyler Perry - who also acts in the movie. The company added that the film's message of family values would appeal to audiences.

The marital comedy pushed last week's number one The Game Plan, starring wrestler The Rock, down to second place - with ticket sales of $11.5 million (£5.7 million).

However this week's surprise was legal drama Michael Clayton, starring George Clooney, which was expected to top the charts. The legal thriller, which sees the Oceans Thirteen star play a 'fixer', finished third with $11 million (£5.4 million) in takings.

President of distribution at Warner Brothers, Dan Fellman, said he was not worried by the courtroom thriller's opening figures.

Mr Fellman said: "Our audience is older, and they responded on Saturday. We have, if not the best-reviewed movie of the year, one of the best-reviewed, (and) we're off to a great start," he added.



15/10/2007 07:38:56


Contactmusic

Tags: Janet Jackson - George Clooney - The Game - The Producers - Dwayne Johnson - Thirteen - Tyler Perry - Warner Brothers

Advertisement

More Janet Jackson

MIA Turns To Madonna For Help In $16m NFL Middle Finger Lawsuit [Video]

M.I.A has asked Madonna to help her pay the $16.6 (£10) million that the NFL are demanding in a lawsuit. The case has been brewing...

N Sync Reunion On The Way? Band Reportedly Planning Comeback For VMAs

N Sync reunion at the VMAs? Surely this is too good to be true! Well apparently this is supposedly what is going to happen at...

Janet Jackson Arrives At LAX Ahead Of Court Appearance

Singer Janet Jackson is directed to her waiting car as she arrives at LAX airport in Los Angeles ahead of her appearance at the AEG...

Janet Jackson Isn't Exactly A Billionaire After All (Don't Worry, She's Still Mega-Rich)

Earlier this week it was revealed that Janet Jackson has managed to amass a personal fortune of $1 billion over the course of her career...

Advertisement

Janet Jackson Billionaire – Star Joins The Billionaire Club

Janet Jackson’s finances can no longer be talked about without using the word billionaire. We’re serious, even if she loses all her money somehow, and...

Janet Jackson Billionaire Status Is Official: How Did That Happen?

The Janet Jackson billionaire story is gaining traction and, as unexpected as it might be, apparently it’s true: the 46-year-old Jackson sister has reached her...

Janet Jackson Billionaire Or How Exposure Doesn't Always Equal Net Worth

The phrases “Janet Jackson billionaire” is quite an unexpected one, but there you go. The youngest performing member of the Jackson clan has apparently reached...

Way To Quash A Rumor: Janet Jackson Married Billionaire Boyfriend LAST Year

Janet Jackson has quashed rumors about a forthcoming wedding to billionaire boyfriend Wissam Al Mana in perhaps the best way possible. She's already married, you...

Advertisement

Comments

Janet Jackson Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Janet Jackson

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All