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Funny People Tops Box Office

Judd Apatow’s stand-up standout FUNNY PEOPLE (Universal, with vfx by Hammerhead Productions) laughed its way to the #1 spot with $23.4M and a Tuesday cume of $28.4M.

HARRY POTTER & THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE (WB, with vfx by ILM and Double Negative and CEG Media, Cinesite, Foreign Office, Gentle Giant Studios, Kerner Optical, Moving Picture Company, Plowman Craven & Associates, Rising Sun Pictures and The Visual Effects Company) earned $17.7M at #2, down 36%. HALF-BLOOD PRINCE has made $260.6M since its debut in the U.S.

Coming in at the #3 spot, G-FORCE (Buena Vista, with vfx by Asylum VFX, Hatch Production and Sony Pictures Imageworks) earned $17M, down 46% having earned $71.7M to date.

Falling to #4 was THE UGLY TRUTH (Sony, with vfx by Furious FX, Gradient Effects, LOOK! Effects, Luma Pictures and Proof) taking in another $13M, down 52%. The romantic comedy has earned a total of $58.6M.

At #5, kiddie favorite, ALIENS IN THE ATTIC (Fox, with vfx by CIS Vancouver, Rhythm & Hues, Soho VFX and Gentle Giant Studios) collected $7.8M, this weekend with a cume of $10.2M.

#6 with audiences was ORPHAN (WB, with vfx by Hybride Technologies, Lola Visual Effects, Image Engine Design, Prologue Films and Pacific Title and Art Studio) bringing in $7.2M -- down 43%. The spooky kid flick has earned a total of $29.2M.

Steady at #7, ICE AGE: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS (Fox, animation by Blue Sky Studios) froze another $5.3M, down 37%, earning $183.6M so far, while THE HANGOVER (WB, vfx by Warner Bros MP Imaging) took in $5M, down only 21% at the #8 spot with a cume of $257.2M.

Rounding out the Top 10: THE PROPOSAL (Buena Vista, with vfx by Brickyard VFX) earned $4.8M in the #9 spot -- down 24%, while the sinking sequel, TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN (Paramount/DreamWorks, with vfx from ILM and Asylum VFX, Digital Domain, Kerner Optical and Proof) made another $4.6M -- down 43% -- at #10 with ticket buyers. The Sandra Bullock laugher has earned a total of $150.4.M, while TRANSFORMERS 2 has made $389.5M.

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