Stiller Feels Heartbreak as Flick Takes 2nd

Farrelly Brothers romp can't break Rock-solid The Game Plan
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 7, 2007 6:20 PM CDT
Stiller Feels Heartbreak as Flick Takes 2nd
Actor George Clooney arrives at the Ziegfeld Theatre for the premiere of "Michael Clayton" in New York, Monday, Sept. 24, 2007. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)   (Associated Press)

Ben Stiller stumbled with The Heartbreak Kid this weekend, a weak opening compared to his recent efforts. A mere $14 million return held it at 2nd behind a still-strong The Game Plan, which raked in $16.3 million in a moderate 29% drop. The Rock's vehicle has earned $42.8 million so far and looks ready to extend its streak on tomorrow's Columbus Day holiday.

Other newbies put up little fight, as The Seeker: Dark is Rising made $3.7 million and J.Lo-produced Feel the Noise whimpered at $3.4 million. Only specialty flicks stood out, Michael Clayton wowing with $704,000 on 15 screens and Into the Wild nabbing $1.3 million on 33. Fox Searchlight's The Darjeeling Limited and Ang Lee's Lust, Caution also played strong in limited release. (More Ben Stiller stories.)

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