Movie audiences were in the mood for a little romance over the weekend. The new romantic comedy “The Proposal ” dished it up with humor and a bit of drama. “The Proposal” easily debuted as the number one movie in the country with a haul of $33.6 million.
“The Proposal” stars Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds. Bullock plays a ruthless publishing executive who convinces her hunky assistant to accept her marriage proposal so she can avoid being deported to Canada. In exchange, the Reynolds’ character gets promoted to editor. Of course, all kinds of high jinks ensue and soon their business relationship turns into one of the romantic kind.
After two weeks in the top spot, the comedy “The Hangover” landed in second with $26.8 million. Disney’s high flying 3D animation, “Up” floated into third place with $23.4 million. “Year One,” a new prehistoric comedy starring Jack Black and Michael Cera debuted in fourth with $19.6 million and rounding out the top five the hijack thriller, “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3” with $12 million.