The new Judd Apatow movie carried the perky title Funny People, but audiences quickly figured out it should really be called The Guy Who Thinks He’s Gonna Die and Isn’t Very Nice. Or Funny. It managed a decent $8.7 million on opening day, dropped 15% on Saturday and is expected to finish the weekend at $23.4 million
It was a glass half-full, glass half-empty kind of weekend at the box office for "Funny People," writer-director Judd Apatow’s comedic meditation on fame, humor, life, and death.
A lot of people like Adam Sandler. The box office earnings for many of his films are testament to his drawing power. Sandler’s biggest comedic blockbusters include “Big Daddy,” “The Waterboy” and “The Longest Yard,” each of which has earned well over $150 million domestically