8 Fun Films About Weddings That Took the Box Office
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8 Fun Films About Weddings That Took the Box Office

This article is a compilation of eight notable 'wedding themed' films which earned a considerable patronage in theaters thereby earning big on the box office. With a short summary what made these films interesting, the earnings and production costs involved in the making of the films is added together with the main cast of stars which will be valuable to the knowledge of the reader.

There were actually lots of films with themes focused on weddings on the romance-comedy genre. These films were also noted for making it big on the box office and if not they were most likely to cover for their production budget other than being considered a mere flop. Below were eight films about weddings you most probably seen in the past or if you haven't they surely merit your consideration to be on your prospective list of films worth seeing.

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Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) – Hugh Grant and Andie McDowell played the role of Charles and Carrie and how they found they were meant for each other after the four weddings they attended, the third being Carrie's wedding and the fourth Charles' supposed wedding that never did made it to the end of the ceremony. As Carrie and her husband had a short lived relationship, Charles and Carrie ended up being with each other in the end. The film scooped $244 million worldwide in the box office out of a $3,500,000 estimated budget.

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My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) – Julianne (Julia Roberts) and Michael (Dermot Mulroney) were college sweethearts who promised to turn on each other and get married if they still fail to marry someone else aside from each other when they turn 28. Another wedding film blockbuster earning $299,288,605 from an estimated $46 million budget.

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The Wedding Singer (1998) – Adam Sandler and Drew Barry Moore joined forces for a romance with a laugh playing Robbie Hart (Sandler) and Julia Sullivan (Moore). As the story goes the two meet while attending a wedding where Robbie performs his trade as the wedding singer and Julia was preoccupied with her job as a waitress at the reception. The romance ended in a plane where Robbie sings his song to Julia with her husband to be as they were set to wed in Las Vegas. This film earned $123,306,987 on the box office from a $21 million budget.

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Runaway Bride (1999) – Capitalizing on the proven Richard Gere-Julia Roberts tandem, this film tells the story of Maggie Carpenter (Roberts) fond of making her groom wait at the wedding ceremony and change her mind at the last moment. Just released with a month gap after Notting Hill where Roberts also played a role that charted the box office, this film also earned $309,457,509 on the box office after its $70 million budget.

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The Wedding Planner (2001) – Dr. Steven “Steve” James Edison ( Matthew McConaughey) and Maria “Mary” Fiore (Jennifer Lopez) met each other where the former saved the latter in an accident. Mary slowly developed affection for Steve but prevented upon knowing that he was set to wed to a client with whom she is set to plan a wedding. How they turned out the tides to end up with each other took the course of the story. The film grossed $94,728,529 in theaters out of a $35 million budget.

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Wedding Crashers (2005) – John Beckwith (Owen Wilson) and Jeremy Grey (Vince Vaughn) teamed up to crash weddings to have free access to free food and drinks and if lucky enough, find a one night stand with women in bed after making up a suitable cover to win their hearts. The two made to meet the woman with whom they have found romance enough to blow up their cover but somehow believed in them to stand by their side. A romance comedy with a whooping $285,176,741 gross in theaters worldwide from a $40 million budget.

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Made of Honor (2008) – Tom (Patrick Dempsey) and Hannah (Michelle Monaghan) are best friends who realizes special feelings for each other a little too late on Hannah's wedding where Tom was the maid of honor. Capitalizing on the tight situation how they messed up the wedding in order to end in each other's arms became the catch to this film. Another grossing film with $105,962,760 gross in the box office out of $ 40 million production cost.

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Bridesmaids (2011) – Annie (Kristen Wiig) earned the responsibility to be chosen as the maid of honor on her best friend Lilian's (Maya Rudolph) wedding and was reunited with other bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa Carthy, Elli Kemper,etc) with whom they developed a bond of friendship that led them to the end testing their loyalty for each other through thick and thin of shame and embarrassment. A film with a $32,500,000 estimated budget it took the box office at $287,797,912 gross worldwide.

References:

TimeOut Film Guide

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109831/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wedding_Singer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wedding_Planner

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0396269/

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0866439/

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1478338/

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Comments (16)

The Runaway Bride and the Made of Honor are my favorites.

Wedding crashers was the only one I have seen to be honest. Good list.

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Thanks always for dropping by with comments, Jenny, Brenda. I strongly recommend Bridesmaids for you both if you intend to have a stomachache for just watching and laughing.

Great job, Blue!!! I loved the Wedding Singer and laughed through the entire movie!!! Voted!!!

Nice work Will.

I like the Wedding Singer. It was so funny. Great Job Blue!

Interesting and enjoyable read. well done

"My Best Friend's Wedding" could look exactly like my relationship with my BF. Very nice article....Jaz

I love the Wedding Singer! Big fan of Adam Sandler here...

The Run Away Bride was my favorite. I would love to run away with Julia Roberts!

Nice selection

One of my favorite types of movies. I've seen every one of these.

I think I've pretty much seen all of these, nice work!

I've seen several and now that I have your list, I'll have to update my Netflix order.

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My warmest thanks for all your valued comments, everyone.

I haven't seen Brides Maids and Made of Honor. These must be enjoyable too. FB liked Will, thanks.

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