Tina Fey is Harold and Kumar’s Baby Mama

To no one’s surprise, least of all me, who called it on Friday, the Tina Fey comedy “Baby Mama” took the #1 spot at the U.S. box office in its first weekend. The movie, featuring a team-up of former SNL Weekend Update co-anchors Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, took in $18 million in its first weekend, besting “Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay” by $4 million.

The pothead sequel took in $14.5, also in its first weekend, which was good enough for second place, and beating out the weekend’s other opening film, the star-studded “Deception”, which despite the star power (or is that lack thereof?) of Ewan McGregor, Hugh Jackman, and Michelle William, only managed a dismal $2 million, despite opening in 2000 theaters. The erotic thriller just barely broke the Top 10, landing at #10 with a heavy thud.

Last weekend’s box office king, the Jet Li-Jackie Chan collaboration “The Forbidden Kingdom” slipped to #3 with $11 million, for a two-week total of $38 million. The Judd Apatow-produced comedy “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”, also in its second week, also did well with another $11 million, for its own two-week total of $35 million.

Here’s a look at the weekend’s Top 10 (via):

1 —–Baby Mama —–$18,271,000 —–$18,271,000
2 —–Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay —– $14,570,000 —– $14,570,000
3 —–The Forbidden Kingdom —–$11,230,000 —–$38,255,000
4 —–Forgetting Sarah Marshall —–$11,014,000 $35,077,000
5 —–Nim’s Island —–$4,525,000 —–$38,954,000
6 —–Prom Night —–$4,400,000 —–$38,115,000
7 —–21 —–$4,000,000 —–$75,775,000
8 —–88 Minutes —–$3,600,000 —–$12,632,000
9 —–Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who —–$2,410,000 —–$147,883,000
10 —–Deception —–$2,225,000 —–$2,225,000

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