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'Pineapple Express' Sets Wednesday Box Office Record for August

The new Judd Apatow-produced comedy scored $12.5 million on its opening day.
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 and stars Seth Rogen, James Franco, Danny McBride, Kevin Corrigan, Craig Robinson, Gary Cole, Rosie Perez, Ed Begley Jr.. The film is directed by David Gordon Green.

Sources: Variety

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  1. JR

    but vamp i wouldnt say 200o i say when date movie came out it ended. but for now seth is the best one yet. sure it is old seeing pot movies after another but this is realy not like the rest it actualy is entertaining and the best pot movie ever.

    6 years agoby @supbitchFlag

  2. JR

    he has a point vamp bloodrayne sucks you only like it due to the fact you like vampiers im not picking on who,s side im on but your realy the only person to say seth is bad and bloodrayne is,nt. 30 days of night and a few others are good but most vamp movies are bad. comidies are the same, but thats the spoof ones, this type is good pineapple express is hands down best comedy of the year yet. and i have to say vamp you intind to not like comedys as far as i can tell. but mcesenas you dont have to be a jerk to him i mean his taste is vampiers mine is action/comedy/war/ and some horror.

    6 years agoby @supbitchFlag

  3. Vamp

    I know that, so I don't really fight about that movie. I live with that, but that's not why I'm arguing here. You insulted me when all I was doing was stating my opinion. I was saying that it was your opinion that all vampire movies sucked(Which I believe to be completely untrue, lol.) It's true, I may not like comedies anymore, but only because I don't think they're funny anymore. All the good comedies stopped coming out after about 2000, then they started with the endless pot smoking, sex joking, and downright annoying "Comedies." So yes, I'm proud to say that I've lost my faith in comedy. I don't like Jack Black, Will Ferrell, John Heder, and Seth Rogan, they're all annoying. On a side note: I DO think that Tropic Thunder will be hilarious.

    6 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  4. mcesenas

    i think that u just dont like comedies at all, n its not just my opinion its also pretty much everyone elses opinion that bloodrayne sucks.

    6 years agoby @mcesenasFlag

  5. Vamp

    So that's your opinion. Mine, is that Seth Rogan is a waste of movie time, and that comedies in todays world SUCK BIG TIME. So once again, PISS OFF.

    6 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  6. mcesenas

    first of all vamp anyone who likes bloodrayne dosnt know sh*t about movies n second of all all vampire movies suck except 30days of night

    6 years agoby @mcesenasFlag

  7. JR


    6 years agoby @supbitchFlag

  8. Vamp

    mcesnas, it's obvious you don't know sh*t about movies either, so piss off.

    6 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  9. spideykea

    Pineapple Express has a good chance of being no.1 at the box office, I think.Both 40-year-old virgin and superbad did great in August, so this should.

    6 years agoby @spideykeaFlag

  10. Nyfresh

    actually Ben Stiller has a couple of movies where he's gettin stoned in

    6 years agoby @leo16Flag

  11. JR

    but ill still be seeing it no matter what.

    6 years agoby @supbitchFlag

  12. JR

    actualy tropic wont be as funny mr. blonde i read a review sayint its the stupid comedy like scary movie so with that in mind i say its not gonna be as good as express and tropic thunder they get stoned in a few scenes if you didnt know that already

    6 years agoby @supbitchFlag

  13. Nyfresh


    6 years agoby @leo16Flag

  14. mr.blonde

    ok vamp,i see what ur sayin,i just find these mvies to be should at least see pineapple express when it comes out on DVD.and,the dark devil,pineapple express isn't my TDK comedy,i just thought it was funny.i think tropic thunder will be a little funnier.

    6 years agoby @mr-blondeFlag

  15. JR

    its your opion but try and watch movies that are other then fantasy. vampires harry potter ect. im just saying your missing out on a movie that is realy funny ill admit virgin,knoked up, and superbad wernt realy funny but this is. james franco is a god of comedy in this.

    6 years agoby @supbitchFlag

  16. JR

    now thats a awfull thing to say hate rogan he is one od the best comideins in hollywood you dont like comedys admit

    6 years agoby @supbitchFlag

  17. mcesenas

    no offense vampire 2000 but all of the movies that u have given a review to either suck or suck big time, the only good movie that u have given a review to has been sweeny todd, the dark knight, n the harry potter movies. almost all the other movies that u like suck n yes i do know that its ur opinion but ur only 16 n its obvious that u dont know sh*t about movies

    6 years agoby @mcesenasFlag

  18. IndyJones

    unfotunatley i dont think its gonig to beat Titanic. I dont know why people loved titanic so much, they knew how it was going to end unless u are a comlete dumb ass and dont know history

    6 years agoby @indyjonesFlag

  19. Elessar26

    During the Titanic era, piracy was not yet at large.. Dvds and vcds were not yet invented.. and d incident of the Titanic was still fresh at their memories (like what the WTC movie had tried to attempt, but did not get much attention as Titanic did)

    6 years agoby @elessar26Flag

  20. Flrep07

    dude, the thing is, that to these people, Pineapple Express is like their TDK comedy movie of the year. lol. Pink Panther looked like crap, but i guess i could give it a try... 40 year old virgin had its moments, but it wasnt hilarious. Superbad i heard good things about and Knocked Up wasnt that funny, it was w/e. So yeah, you are right Vamp, and i dont like Seth Rogen that much either, he's not really funny, and the real reason why i wanna watch Pineapple Express is because of James Franco. he looks freaking hilarious as a stoner, and i've never seen him in a funny role before. well besides spider-man 2 because that movie was such sh*t that i couldnt stop laughing at how sh*tty it was.

    6 years agoby @flrep07Flag

  21. Vamp

    Now hold on a damn second! How the hell can I be wrong? It IS after all MY opinion! My opinion is that Superbad stunk, 40 Year Old Virgin was ok, but not as funny as you all make it out to be, and Seth Rogan was still annoying as sh*t, and I'll give you Ricky Bobbie because I liked that one, but I didn't give Knocked Up a try because I can't stand Seth Rogan, and also because it looked outright stupid, like Pineapple Express does. The last movie that was intended for laughs that made me laugh was The Pink Panther with Steve Martin. I'm sorry to disappoint you all, and I just can't understand why it's such a big deal that I think that this movie looks dumb!

    6 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  22. CelluloidDreams


    6 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  23. Flrep07

    damn this sucks, now TDK is number three!! the cast of the sisterhood of the traveling chongas (whor*s) could rot in a damn dumpster!

    6 years agoby @flrep07Flag

  24. mr.blonde

    wow vamp,im sry,but you couldn't be more wrong.the apatow gang has made some of the best comedies of the past decade at least:anchorman,40 year-old virgin,knocked up,superbad,rick bobby,pineapple express.sure,the old comedies are hilarious,and funnier than new comedies,but it's a new generation.with that comes new comedy,like the stuff the apatow gang has made.and,i agree that seth rogan can get a little annoying,and he does tend to play the same character over and over,but he does a good job in these comedies.

    6 years agoby @mr-blondeFlag

  25. Vamp

    Because his character in 40 Year Old Virgin wasn't funny, Superbad was the dumbest movie I've seen in ages, and the guy just annoys the sh*t out of me.

    6 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  26. Psycho

    Superbad was funny Vamp. Why do you hate Seth Rogan so much?

    6 years agoby @physco-123Flag

  27. Vamp

    I'll judge this book by it's cover because I hate Seth Rogen, and everyone said that Superbad was funny, and THAT sucked. I've lost faith in comedy, and no I don't hate comedy, I just prefer the old stuff that was actually funny.

    6 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  28. Psycho

    I guess i will see it tommorow.

    6 years agoby @physco-123Flag

  29. JR

    see vamp proof im not the only one. lol

    6 years agoby @supbitchFlag

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