Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the weekend of July 31st to August 2nd

Funny People, which faced a dual marketing challenge as a departure from typical Adam Sandler comedies and from writer-director Judd Apatow’s raunchier movies, launched respectably at the top of a moderate weekend box office with $23.4 million at 3,008 playdates.

That figure, marked the lowest tally for a No. 1 film this summer. The Universal comedy in with 23% less box office than the July 10/12 launch of U’s “Bruno.” And the pic finished the frame 23% behind Apatow’s 2007 helming effort “Knocked Up,” which opened to $30.7 million.

1. Funny People $23.4 Total:$23.4
2. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince $17.7 Total:$255.4
3. G-Force $17.0 Total:$66.4
4. The Ugly Truth $13.0 Total:$54.4
5. Aliens in the Attic $7.8 Total:$7.8
6. Orphan $7.2 Total:$26.7
7. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs $5.3 Total:$181.8
8. The Hangover $5.0 Total:$255.7
9. The Proposal $4.8 Total:$148.8
10. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen $4.6 Total:$388.1
11. The Collector $3.6 Total:$3.6
12. (500) Days of Summer $2.7 Total:$6.8

Saw Funny People over the weekend, I’m not really a Sandler fan but I have to say I really like the movie and really liked him in it.