Baby Mama Tickles Box Office Rally
Chick flick laffer helps spark 17% ticket surge
By Caroline Zimmerman,  Newser User
Posted Apr 27, 2008 7:02 PM CDT
Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan speaks during an interview in Beijing Monday, April 14, 2008.    (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Comedy sparked a box office comeback this weekend as Baby Mama banked $18.3 million from mostly female film-goers, Variety reports. Also fueling the 17.2% hike over last year's frame were stoner sequel Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay with $14.6 million in second, and Jackie Chan's Forbidden Kingdom with $11.2 million in third.

Bloomberg runs down the rest of this weekend's winners:

  • #4: Forgetting Sarah Marshall, $11 million
  • #5: Nim's Island, $4.5 million
  • #6: Prom Night, $4.4 million
  • #7: 21, $4 million
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