We reported yesterday that a summer sequel brought in a solid take during midnight screenings and now the full first-day numbers are in. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sex and the City 2 brought in an estimated $14.2 million on Thursday, its first full day in theaters.
"Exceeding all expectations is the best way to open any film," Warners domestic distribution topper Dan Fellman said. "Having $14.2 million in the bank at the start of a long holiday weekend is even better."
The original Sex and the City: The Movie took in $26.8 million on its opening day two years ago, although that film opened on a Friday as opposed to the sequel's Thursday bow. The original film took in $62.6 million over the four-day holiday weekend two years ago and it was expected that Sex and the City 2 will take in more than $60 million through Memorial Day.
The film will have some competition though, as Disney's Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time opens in wide release today.