|We at Empire love Tina Fey, so it's with great pleasure that we say that her latest comedy, Baby Mama, debuted at number 1 in the US this weekend. The film, about a woman (Fey) who recruits a somewhat unsuitable surrogate (Amy Poehler) to carry her child, took a healthy $18.3 million, not bad on a budget of $30 million. |
We also have something of a soft spot for Harold and Kumar, so we're equally pleased that their sequel, Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, came second with $14.6 million. Made for just $12 million, the film has already made back its money. It deserves boundless success if only for the poster of Doogie Howser on a unicorn.
The news was far less good for the poisonously reviewed Deception. Despite starring Hugh Jackman, Ewan McGregor and Michelle Williams, the dark thriller just scraped into the top ten with $2.2 million.
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