Sex & the City Takes Top Spot

By Butterboom Writers  /  June 3, 2008

Carrie and the girls take down Dr. Jones.

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Looks like the Sex and the City movie is a hit as it opened to a US$56 million opening weekend in the US, knocking Indiana Jones to the #2 spot.

If the streets seemed unusually devoid of women, that’s because they were likely lining up for “Sex,” the big-screen adaptation of the popular television series about the romantic and fashion dilemmas confronted by four Manhattanites.

Coming to theaters four years after they ended their six-season run on HBO, Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) and her gal pals unleashed a frenzy among the show’s fans, who organized large gatherings to catch up with their heroines’ exploits.

Warner Bros. said women comprised 85 percent of the audience on Friday night.

“Women are great planners and they definitely wanted a girls’ night out,” said Dan Fellman, president of distribution at Warner Bros. He added that some women bought out an entire theater in Los Angeles’ Century City district for all their friends.

But anecdotal evidence indicated that Saturday’s screenings played more like date movies, with patient husbands and boyfriends perhaps making up a quarter of the crowd, he said.

And with the success of the movie, it didn’t take HBO long to announce a NEW series starring Kim Cattrall. Not based on her Samantha Jones character, but it sounds similar enough to attract a few SATC fans over. It’s called Sensitive Skin based on a UK-created series. Read more here.

On a musical note, and if you can’t wait till Thursday, HMV is having a special promotion for the soundtrack, if you purchase it now for HK$99 you can get 4 postcards from the movie. The track list is as follows:

Labels Or Love – Fergie
All Dressed In Love – Jennifer Hudson
Mercy – Duffy
The Look Of Love [Madison Park VS Lenny B Remix] – Nina Simone
New York Girls – Morningwood
All This Beauty – The Weepies
I Like The Way – Kaskade
It’s Amazing – Jem
How Deep Is Your Love – The Bird & The Bee
The Heart Of The Matter – India.Arie
Auld Lang Syne – Mairi Campbell & Dave Francis
Kissing – Bliss
How Can You Mend A Broken Heart – Al Green featuring Joss Stone
Walk This Way – Run D.M.C. featuring Steve Tyler & Joe Perry of Aerosmith
Sex And The City Movie Theme – Pfeifer Broz. Orchestra

Also don’t forget that you can win tickets to see an exclusive VIP screening of Sex and the City in Hong Kong by entering our contest in conjunction with Carat Emporium.

Click here to enter now!

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