‘Pineapple Express’ Sets Wednesday Box Office Record for August

The new Judd Apatow-produced comedy scored $12.5 million on its opening day.
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‘Pineapple Express’ Sets Wednesday Box Office Record for August

For once, here's a box office record that The Dark Knight doesn't own. According to Variety, the stoner comedy Pineapple Express opened big to the record-breaking tune of $12.5 million, is a new Wednesday record for the month of August.

The David Gordon Green-directed comedy beat out The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, which took in $8.5 million in its August 2004 opening Wednesday.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 also fared well on its opening day, taking in $5.8 million on Wednesday. The first film took in $9 million during its whole opening weekend.

The Dark Knight grossed another $5 million on Wednesday, putting its total at $410.7 million. Analysts predict the film will end up with a domestic gross just over $500 million, surpassing Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope's $460 million to be the second-highest-grossing film of all time, behind Titanic and its $600.8 million domestic haul.

Pineapple Express was released August 6th, 2008.

Sources:Variety

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  • b-dog • 7 years ago

    don't 4get 2 watch DarK KNigHt AgAin.....................

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    • radimus-83 • 7 years ago

      can't wait to see this!! but the f*cking thing isn't released here for another month or so!!

      stupid europe!!

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      • supbitch • 7 years ago

        get off here god damn spammers.

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        • moviemaster75 • 7 years ago

          i just started and i only have about 6 friends and i need more so please send me some friend requests thanks.

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          • darkknight406 • 7 years ago

            watch this numbers after this weekend and cry titanic:

            1.Titanic $600,788,188

            2.Star Wars $460,998,007

            3.The Dark Knight $441,541,000

            next to beat is star wars, sorry lucas

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            • diaigma • 7 years ago

              LOL. Well of course The Dark Knight doesn't have the Wednesday august record. Pineapple is a new release. The Bat's not going to stay on top forever. Just thought the first line was funny.

              Good job Pineapple.

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              • ghettokid • 7 years ago

                One word. Brilliant!!!!

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                • mr-blonde • 7 years ago

                  well,im not a big fan of harold and kumar,and i havent seen sarah marshal.express was really good.btw,i love ur display pic.

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                  • supbitch • 7 years ago

                    well tropic thunder will be more viloent then express but for now i say express is the best comedy of the year yet followed by sarah marshel and harold nd kumar.

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                    • mr-blonde • 7 years ago

                      holy crap.i was online at like 9:30,and there were only 30 reviews.now there's double that amount.i had to go back a few pages to catch up.it was good to see vamp & mcesenas become friends.AWWWWWW.haha.and,thx for the info on tropic thunder,JR.i still wanna see it though.it seems to be kinda the same as express in the way the comedy is mixed with the ridiculous violence.and,i think i saw mcesenas say something about catwoman being the worst movie ever...i totally agree.but it was also the funniest.haha.the special FX were HORRIBLE.

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                      • supbitch • 7 years ago

                        funny as sh*t ni####..lol thats what fasn means.

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                        • supbitch • 7 years ago

                          fasn!

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                          • asif • 7 years ago

                            Cool.

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                            • mcesenas • 7 years ago

                              lol, YYYAAAYYYY

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                              • insertusernamehere • 7 years ago

                                AWWWWWWWW...it's a happy day ;)

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                                • vampire2000 • 7 years ago

                                  I'll send a friend request.

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                                  • mcesenas • 7 years ago

                                    haha, alrite then truce man

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                                    • supbitch • 7 years ago

                                      lol fight? or friendship? you decide.

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                                      • vampire2000 • 7 years ago

                                        LMAO, yes, but I know everyone didn't like that. Shall we call truce and just agree that we don't agree?

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                                        • mcesenas • 7 years ago

                                          actually i went thru all of ur movie reviews n u do have a couple of movies (besides the ones that a named) that r pretty good but alot of the ones that u give 4stars to really suck n most of them happen to be vampire movies (n yes i know its my opinion n u know sorry for saying sh*t about u cuz i just dont feel like doing this anymore) but just one more question did u really like catwoman? cuz i think thats probably one of the worst movies of all time

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