Hollywood usually needs a little push to do anything really worthwhile, and that push usually comes from those small, flat, rectangular green things that seem to rule over us all. And though Judd Apatow has made many of those rectangles in the past with what the world has branded notoriously “male” humor, this time it’s the ladies who are raking it in for him, and big time.
Bridesmaids is still selling tickets like mad, and has so far earned $146.5 million at the box office, which puts it within spitting distance of surpassing Knocked Up, Apatow’s biggest hit to date (which earned $148.7 million, just over 500,000 more than Talladega Nights). The key thing to keep in mind: the words so far.
If Bridesmaids keeps going with anything like the momentum it’s had over the past month and a half, it’ll surpass Knocked Up without even blinking.
A victory like this for Bridesmaids could mean a lot, not only for a possible sequel for the film, but for female-driven comedies as a whole. While television is a a veritable showcase of funny ladies these days, the movie business is notably rougher for those comedy-driven ladies who’d like to see their horizons expanded past that of overly-cliched romantic comedies and playing the bit role of the shrewd wife.
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