What does $153.7 million mean to you? If you're Bridesmaids, it means you're now the "top R-rated female comedy of all time," snatching the tiara right off of Sex and the City's product-laden hair. The movie also moves up to being the seventh highest-grossing romantic comedy ever made, an accolade that a lot of people probably never would have guessed would be attached to something Ur-dude Judd Apatow had a hand in making.
Director Paul Feig is understandably psyched about the news, particularly the part about surpassing SATC, telling Movieline, "I’m dancing in the streets about that one." The Freaks and Geeks creator continued,
I’m thrilled. It’s really exciting. And it got me out of movie jail, which I at least had one foot in. You’re proud of all your babies that you make, but I’m a realist and I know the business. If you make babies and they don’t make money, people don’t want to make more babies with you. So, at least I get a few more shots. It’s what you hope for going into this business, unless you’re a cool indie guy who is like, “I don’t care what people think of my movie, I just want to make what I want to make.” Which is a cool way to face things, but I think most people going into the business go, “I really want to make stuff that is creatively and critically satisfying, but that also does really well.” This is the best of all worlds. At the end of the day, successful box office just means that more people saw what you did and liked it, and that to me is the most important thing. That a lot of people saw it and liked it.
Aw, it always feels good when the good guys win, doesn't it?