The Ugly Truth


A romantically challenged morning show producer (Heigl) is reluctantly embroiled in a series of outrageous tests by her chauvinistic correspondent (Butler) to prove his theories on relationships and help her find love. His clever ploys, however, lead to an unexpected result.

BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘Inglourious Basterds’ Slays the Box Office Competition with $37.6 Million

Business was a-boomin for Quentin Tarantino's two-and-a-half-hour war film in its opening weekend. Inglourious Basterds had no trouble taking the top spot at the box office with an impressive $37.6 million estimated take in its opening weekend. The film was showing in 3,165 theaters and scored a hefty $11,881 per-screen average. The film earned just over half of its $70 million budget in its first weekend in theaters and, with the summer season winding down, it should do healthy business in the fall season.

Some holdovers showed some promising endurance this week as well, with District 9 taking second place with an estimated $18.9 million, dropping just 49% from last weekends tally, with a cumulative gross of $73.4 million after 10 days in theaters. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and The Time Traveler's Wife showed its legs as well in third and fourth place with $12.5 million and $10.02 million respectively. Aside from the Basterds, though it wasn't the greatest weekend for the other new releases.

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BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘District 9’ Destroys Human Competition with $37 Million

With an amazing critical reception at its back, the humans and non-humans of District 9 ran roughshod over its box office competitors this week, taking in an estimated $37 million in its first weekend of release. Director Neill Blomkamp's $30 million film debut has already made its budget back in the first three days and it will be interesting to see if the film drops off much in its second weekend, with such great word-of-mouth and critical praise.

Last weekend's big winner had a pretty big drop-off in its second week in theaters. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra took second place with an estimated $22.5 million, a 58.9% drop from last weekend's $56.2 million take. The Time Traveler's Wife, the film adaptation of Audrey Niffenegger's best-selling book, did solid biz in third place with $19.2 million, but the rest of the newcomers this week didn't fare that well at all.

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BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ Conjures Up $79.4 Million for First Place.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince dominated the mid-July box office, bringing in an estimated $159.6 million since opening on Wednesday. Over the course of the weekend, the film brought in $79.4 million, but failed to break any single record, most of which are now owned by that giant robot film Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. J.K. Rowling's sixth book still proved to be quite popular on the big screen, as fans secured its place as the 2nd biggest five-day opening for a movie that debuted on a Wednesday. Strong word of mouth will more than likely keep this highly praised sequel afloat through most of August.

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs stayed in second place this weekend, bringing in another $17.1 million. That brings its cumulative grosses up to $152 million. Pretty hefty, though still not enough to beat its previous two entries in overall earnings. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is still going strong in its fourth week of release. Earning $13.7 million for third place, the film has now earned $363 million domestically, and $746.9 million worldwide. That still only makes it the 13th highest grossing film of all-time, so it has some distance to go before it's at the top of the cinematic dog pile.

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Watch a Red Band Clip from ‘The Ugly Truth’

A new Red Band clip from Columbia Pictures The Ugly Truth has just come online. We've got this piece of cinematic brilliance to share with you in all its glory...

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‘The Ugly Truth’ Trailer Hits!

Columbia Pictures has revealed the new trailer for Robert Luketic's romantic comedy The Ugly Truth, starring Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler, Eric Winter, John Michael Higgins, Nick Searcy, Kevin Connolly and Cheryl Hines. The film opens in theaters July 24th.

Abby Richter (Katherine Heigl) is a romantically challenged morning show producer whose search for Mr. Perfect has left her hopelessly single. She's in for a rude awakening when her bosses team her with Mike Chadway (Gerard Butler), a hardcore TV personality who promises to spill the ugly truth on what makes men and women tick.

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New Photos from ‘Land of the Lost’, ‘Where the Wild Things Are’, ‘Up’, ‘Harry Potter’ and More!

In our continuing coverage of Entertainment Weekly 2009 preview, we've got all new images from tons of this year's movies for you to feast your eyes on.

Julie & Julia was released August 7th, 2009.

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Watch the Trailer for ‘The Ugly Truth’

Fans of Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler can rejoice because on the official website for their new film, The Ugly Truth, the trailer has been made available!

A romantically challenged morning show producer (Heigl) is reluctantly embroiled in a series of outrageous tests by her chauvinistic correspondent to prove his theories on relationships and help her find love. His clever ploys, however, lead to an unexpected result.

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Bonnie Somerville Joins ‘The Ugly Truth’ & ‘Nobody’

Bonnie Somerville, one of the stars of ABC's Cashmere Mafia, has booked roles in two feature films.

She then will segue to Nobody, an indie black comedy directed by Rob Perez (40 Days and 40 Nights) and exec produced by Josh Hartnett. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie revolves around a group of self-centered art students; Somerville will play an articulate, pretentious member of the group.

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