‘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
Tags: Box Office

Share this story yet?

0 0 0 0 0


Comments (74)

  1. b-dog

    don't 4get 2 watch DarK KNigHt AgAin.....................

    7 years agoby @b-dogFlag

  2. Radimus-83

    can't wait to see this!! but the f*cking thing isn't released here for another month or so!!

    stupid europe!!

    7 years agoby @radimus-83Flag

  3. JR

    get off here god damn spammers.

    7 years agoby @supbitchFlag

  4. Moviemaster75

    i just started and i only have about 6 friends and i need more so please send me some friend requests thanks.

    7 years agoby @moviemaster75Flag

  5. darkknight406

    watch this numbers after this weekend and cry titanic:
    1.Titanic $600,788,188
    2.Star Wars $460,998,007
    3.The Dark Knight $441,541,000
    next to beat is star wars, sorry lucas

    7 years agoby @darkknight406Flag

  6. Diaigma

    LOL. Well of course The Dark Knight doesn't have the Wednesday august record. Pineapple is a new release. The Bat's not going to stay on top forever. Just thought the first line was funny.

    Good job Pineapple.

    7 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  7. The Doctor

    One word. Brilliant!!!!

    7 years agoby @ghettokidFlag

  8. mr.blonde

    well,im not a big fan of harold and kumar,and i havent seen sarah marshal.express was really good.btw,i love ur display pic.

    7 years agoby @mr-blondeFlag

  9. JR

    well tropic thunder will be more viloent then express but for now i say express is the best comedy of the year yet followed by sarah marshel and harold nd kumar.

    7 years agoby @supbitchFlag

  10. mr.blonde

    holy crap.i was online at like 9:30,and there were only 30 reviews.now there's double that amount.i had to go back a few pages to catch up.it was good to see vamp & mcesenas become friends.AWWWWWW.haha.and,thx for the info on tropic thunder,JR.i still wanna see it though.it seems to be kinda the same as express in the way the comedy is mixed with the ridiculous violence.and,i think i saw mcesenas say something about catwoman being the worst movie ever...i totally agree.but it was also the funniest.haha.the special FX were HORRIBLE.

    7 years agoby @mr-blondeFlag

  11. JR

    funny as sh*t ni####..lol thats what fasn means.

    7 years agoby @supbitchFlag

  12. JR


    7 years agoby @supbitchFlag

  13. Shadow Of The Day


    7 years agoby @asifFlag

  14. mcesenas


    7 years agoby @mcesenasFlag

  15. T.Clark

    AWWWWWWWW...it's a happy day ;)

    7 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  16. Vamp

    I'll send a friend request.

    7 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  17. mcesenas

    haha, alrite then truce man

    7 years agoby @mcesenasFlag

  18. JR

    lol fight? or friendship? you decide.

    7 years agoby @supbitchFlag

  19. Vamp

    LMAO, yes, but I know everyone didn't like that. Shall we call truce and just agree that we don't agree?

    7 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  20. mcesenas

    actually i went thru all of ur movie reviews n u do have a couple of movies (besides the ones that a named) that r pretty good but alot of the ones that u give 4stars to really suck n most of them happen to be vampire movies (n yes i know its my opinion n u know sorry for saying sh*t about u cuz i just dont feel like doing this anymore) but just one more question did u really like catwoman? cuz i think thats probably one of the worst movies of all time

    7 years agoby @mcesenasFlag

  21. JR

    the friday remake is said to be a hard r vis just so you know and it looks awsome.

    7 years agoby @supbitchFlag

  22. T.Clark

    The saw movies do a good job of combining fear with gore(like dif. ways to be killed, as u said), but most of the others have lost their touch. Their more entertaining than scary...they're like comedies ;) Hopefully, the 13th remake doesn't just focus on the gore, but it's kinda hard to get scared when u know the killer's coming due to that sound: "ch-ch-ch...ah-ah-ah..." lol

    7 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  23. Vamp

    So let me guess, you didn't look at all of my reviews, you just went to my page and saw the ones that were recent and on display there.

    7 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  24. JR

    see i agree with vamp i like the gory horror films too..lol i like seeing pepole get totured and killed im sick, for real i do i hate the pg13 horror movies they are a piece of sh*t.

    7 years agoby @supbitchFlag

  25. mcesenas

    wow ur f*ckin retarded visionary because u dont really need to know the person to know if they have good taste in movies. i just have to look at vamps movie reviews n just by doing that i can see that he has really bad taste in movies. @JR: as for me i dont have a certain type of movie category that i like most, i love watching all types of movies

    7 years agoby @mcesenasFlag

  26. Vamp

    Yes, but I swear if one more person tells me that I only liked BloodRayne because it's about vampires one more time I will delete them.

    Vis, thank you, but I still like the horror today, I'm twisted for saying this I know, but I like the blood and gore, it's scary sometimes to see how many different ways people can be mutilated and killed.

    7 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  27. JR

    but if its not because of vampires then what? i mean it was pretty bad. but im not bashing you the other guy was. im just pointing out what were all saying here but to be honest i dont care im just gonna enjoy this movie while you enjoy yours.

    7 years agoby @supbitchFlag

  28. JR

    ... well its my opion i didnt bash you. i just said i hate boll

    7 years agoby @supbitchFlag

  29. Vamp

    I swear to god JR, if you say I only liked BloodRayne because it's about Vampires I will delete you. I'm so sick of that getting flashed into my face. I thought that BloodRayne was Uwe Boll's only good movies and not just because it's about vampires.

    7 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  30. T.Clark

    I've remained neutral on this issue, but here's what i think:

    It's dif. times we live in vamp, the comedies have gotta follow suit. People today are lazy, sex crazed, pot smokers...the studios get that and put out movies they can relate to lol I actually think the apatow gang is trying to bring back that comedy essence that has since been lost. Not all of them are hits, but they're funny. It's a comedy...it's supposed to be a lil stupid, and yet, such as with pineapple express, i hear it's got some heart to it.

    To be honest, comedies today pale in comparison to the suckiness that is horror movies. Horror films used to be about suspense and terror. Today, filmmakers think it's about blood and gore. And the ones today that do focus on "terror" aren't even scary(prom night). Who can forget that fateful night that michael myers invaded poor lil Laurie Stodes's house? He falls, she sits on the floor relieved, thinking it's over...then that erry music starts playing and michael gets up. Boo and yeah. That doesn't happen nemore. Comedies today at least make u laugh, but horrors don't make u scared. In my opinion, comedies are beginning to become better while the horror genre isn't what it used to be

    BUT, mcesenas, ur a f*cking retard to tell someone they know sh*t bout movies when u know nothing bout the person. U could have at least argued ur point without insulting him personally...and i KNOW that i just insulted u, but that's a whole dif. thing, so don't even try to defend urself with that

    7 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

From The Web