Burn Leads Box Office Boom

Comedy thriller records biggest opening ever for Coen brothers
By Laurel Jorgensen,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 14, 2008 4:57 PM CDT
Burn Leads Box Office Boom
Actresses Sanaa Lathan, right, and Taraji P. Henson, left, join Tyler Perry, on the red carpet as they arrive to a special screening of Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys, New York, Monday, Sept., 8, 2008.    (AP Photo)

The Coen brothers' Burn After Reading led an unexpectedly strong box office weekend by nabbing top spot with $19.4 million, Variety reports. With overall sales up 35% over this frame last year, Tyler Perry’s The Family that Preys took second with $18 million, followed by Righteous Kill ($16.5 million), The Women ($10 million), and The House Bunny ($4.3 million).

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