'Proposal' weds boxoffice top spot

'Year One,' 'Hangover' duke it out for second place

The romantic comedy "The Proposal" proved seductive at the North American boxoffice Friday, trumping the low-brow jokes of  "Year One" and knocking down the "The Hangover," which has spent two weekends at the top of the heap.

Disney's PG-13 "Proposal," starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds and directed by Anne Fletcher, opened in 3,056 theaters to a rosy estimate of $12.6 million, which should see it flirt with the $30 million mark for its first weekend.

Sony’s PG-13 "Year One," starring Jack Black and Michael Cera in Harold Ramis' fractured double-take about the early history of man, debuted in 3,022 theaters, where it took in an estimated $8.5 million.

While "Year One" narrowly claimed the second spot on Friday, it will be contesting the number two spot over the course of the weekend with Warner's "The Hangover," which was hot on its heels for the day with about $8.465 million.

Rounding out the top five, Disney/Pixar's "Up" continued to cruise along in fourth place as it took in an additional $6.2 million. It is now in $200 million territory, having crossed that mark on Thursday.

And in fifth place, Sony's thriller "The Taking of Pelham 123" entered its second weekend with a $3.2 million haul on Friday.
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