News: Diddy's "Get Him To The Greek" Makes Respectable Box Office Debut
Monday, Jun 7, 2010 8:53AM
Diddy's long-awaited Get Him to the Greek movie debuted at No. 2 with box office sales just over $17.4 million for the weekend.
According to reports, the film was trumped by animated hit, Shrek Forever After.
"Shrek" took the box office for the third weekend in a row, taking in a reported $25.3 million. Universal's rock 'n' roll comedy "Get Him to the Greek" -- starring Jonah Hill as a record executive escorting an unruly rocker (Russell Brand) from London to Los Angeles for a concert -- took the #2 spot, but earned just $17.4 million. (Baller Status)
Diddy's new comedy did, however, out-perform efforts by actor/close friend Ashton Kutcher and actress Katherine Heigl.
At no. 3, Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl's Killers ended up with $16.1m. Neither new entry had very impressive per-theater averages: Get Him to the Greek with $6,460; Killers with $5,631. Considering Killers' $75m price tag -- not including distribution and marketing costs -- Lionsgate can't be at all happy with the film's opening numbers. Down two spots at no. 4, Mike Newell's Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton and Ben Kingsley, earned $13.9m following a sizable but not unusual 53.8% drop. Total to date for the $200m production: a disappointing $59.4m. (Alt Film Guide)
Diddy has continued to promote the film with numerous tweets.
"Trending topic!!!!! #furrywall !!! What makes you wanna stroke the furrywall?"
"If you don't know what the #furrywall is then u better go see Get Him To The Greek!!!," he wrote Monday (June 7). (Diddy's Twitter)
The movie places Diddy around comedians like Russell Brand.
The movie centers on Russell Brand's outrageous character from Marshall, the out-of-control British rock star "Aldous Snow," and "Aaron," a music-company intern, who must accompany "Snow" to a concert at L.A.'s Greek Theater. Elisabeth Moss is set to play "Daphne Binks," Aaron's girlfriend, while Rose Byrne will be a promiscuous pop musician named "Jackie Q," who may perform a duet with Snow. Combs has been cast as "Sergio," the head of the entertainment company for which Jonah Hill's character works. (Hollywood Insider)
Check out the Get Him to the Greek movie trailer down below: