“Horrible Bosses” has excellent Friday but “Transformers” still leads

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Audiences continue to support R-rated comedies at the summer box office. Following the booming success of “Bridesmaids” and “The Hangover Part II,” Seth Gordon’s “Horrible Bosses” opened to a solid Friday number, posting an estimated $10 million for the day for a potential $27 million weekend, THR reports.

The film, which received largely positive reviews, boasts an all-star cast that includes Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis as three schulbs who are plotting to kill their bosses, played by Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farrell. Jamie Foxx so-stars.

Despite the strong number, “Bosses” couldn’t top “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” which led Friday with roughly $15M.

The weekend’s other new release, Kevin James’ “Zookeeper,” grabbed nearly $8M on Friday for a third-place finish.

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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