Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby


The film tells the story of NASCAR stock car racing sensation Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell) whose "win at all costs" approach has made him a national hero. He and his loyal racing partner, childhood friend Cal Naughton Jr. (John C. Reilly), are a fearless duo -- dubbed "Thunder" and "Lightning" by their fans for their ability to finish so many races in the #1 and #2 positions, with Cal always in second place. When a flamboyant French Formula One driver, Jean Girard (Sacha Baron Cohen), challenges the "Thunder" and "Lightning" for the supremacy of NASCAR, Ricky Bobby must face his own demons and fight Girard for the right to be known as racing's top driver.

‘Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby’ Drives to the Top of DVD Sales Charts

Movie PicturePeople were sure in the mood to laugh last week.

In a story from The Hollywood Reporter, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby took the No. 1 spot on Nielsen VideoScan's First Alert sales chart. The Devil Wears Prada was tops on Home Media Magazine's video rental chart.

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‘Talladega Nights’ Makes It Two Weeks In First Place At The Box Office

It was close, but Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby beat Step Up by a nose at the box office. The Will Ferrell comedy came in first place for the second week in a row, finishing with $23 million. That brings the NASCAR-laugher up to $91.2 million for two weeks, making it an enormous success for Sony, considering the budget was $72 million.

Disney's Step Up danced its way into second place with an extremely impressive $21 million. The film, which was shot and about Baltimore dance, actually came in first place on its opening night of Friday with $8.55 million, according to Box Office Mojo.

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‘Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby’ Finishes #1 At The Box Office

Just like his character, Ricky Bobby, Will Ferrell comes in first place over the weekend at the box office with his comedy, Talladega Nights. The Sony film, also starring John C. Reilly, Michael Clarke Duncan, Leslie Bibb, and Sacha Baron Cohen, took in $47 million triumphing the rest of the competition; the film has Will playing the best NASCAR driver in the sport, until he has a run-in with Sacha, an F1 driver trying to un-seed Will as the top racer.

Paramount and Nickelodeon made it into second place with their animated film, Barnyard. The flick has star power in voice talent with Kevin James, Courteney Cox, Sam Elliott, Danny Glover, Wanda Sykes, and Andie MacDowell. Barnyard finished a distant second with $16 million; they've still got a lot of work to do considering the production budget was $51 million.

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New ‘Da Vinci Code’ and ‘Talladega Nights’ Posters

Sony Picture have provided MovieWeb with two new one-sheet posters for their upcoming films.

Click on a poster to see the high resolution version.

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