It looks like moviegoers in the United States had
no problem doing a second round of sexytime with the now-infamous Kazakh
With Fox's last weekend to bring in some serious American moneys before
the release of new, box-office stealing films, Borat's
wide release helped the film take the number one spot for a second weekend.
Borat Takes Second Weekend Box Office
Fox didn't have too much to worry about when entering
Borat's second weekend. Though having a much wider release,
~800 to ~2500 screens, Borat did not have to do that well
to be called a success. With a budget of only $18 million, the film already
past the break-even mark with its $26.5 million opening. Fortunately for
Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat did not have to be 'execute' as originally feared.
With a wider release, Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat: Cultural Learnings
of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan took
in a little more than last week with $29 million; more than enough to remain
the No. 1 movie for a second-straight weekend.
Though released under a curtain of negative reviews, Disney's Santa
Clause 3 continues to do fairly well with a second weekend at the number
two spot with $16.9 million. DreamWorks Flushed
Away was a close third with $16.6 million.
The biggest newcomer this week was Will Ferrell's Stranger
Than Fiction. With $14.1 million, the film easily took the fourth spot.
The biggest flop of the week goes to Crowe's A
Good Year, with only $3.8 million.
Borat's box office domination is expected to end next weekend with the release
of Casino Royale.
No matter, with a ten-day take of $67.8 million, Fox is already in Kazakhstan
celebrating with the journalist by raping small children and lesser farm