The Weekend Numbers, Plus…
According to Variety estimates, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End was the top-grossing film this weekend, earning $43,188,000 over Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The hilarious Knocked Up was second with $29,284,20, while Shrek the Third earned $26,704,000. Newbie Mr. Brooks earned just over $10 million, while Spider-Man 3 took in $7.5 million.
Variety also says that Jack Black will star in Year One, a comedy produced by Judd Apatow and directed (and co-produced) by Harold Ramis. Ramis is co-writer, and Owen Wilson will executive produce.
Along with the upcoming Superbad, Apatow’s plate is full. He is producing and in some cases co-writing a series of Columbia projects, including Walk Hard, Pineapple Express and You Don’t Mess With the Zohan, which stars Adam Sandler, a former roommate of Apatow’s.