The comedy Funny People opened in first place at North American box offices over the weekend with three-day ticket sales of $23.4 million, according to preliminary studio estimates issued on Sunday.
The film stars Adam Sandler as a successful comedian diagnosed with a potentially deadly disease. Helmed by Judd Apatow, currently Hollywood’s hottest comedic filmmaker, the movie follows Sandler and his comedian friends.
It opened last Friday.
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