Wedding Crashers Obtained Rare Box Office Feat

Posted on August 31, 2005

Earlier this month The New Line Cinema comedy Wedding Crashers pulled off the extremely rare feat of ascending to the top of the box office chart for the first time in its third weekend of release with a $20.5 million gross this past weekend. The feat marked the first time since 1998's Something About Mary that a wide-release film has won the box office for the first time later than its second week of release.

Wedding Crashers stars Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn as divorce mediators and lifelong friends who have never met a wedding they couldn't get themselves into. Guided by a secret set of wedding crashing "rules," the pair find their way into a different wedding and different bridesmaid's heart every week. But when they crash the social event of the season, one of them falls for the engaged daughter (Rachel McAdams) of an influential and eccentric politician (Christopher Walken) and decides to break the "rules" in pursuit of her. This leads to a wild weekend at her family's palatial estate where the ultimate "Crashers" quickly find themselves in way over their heads. The film is directed by David Dobkin.

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