‘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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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.


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