SOURCE: New Line Cinema

August 25, 2005 00:01 ET

New Line Cinema's "Wedding Crashers" Breaks $180M to Become the Top-Grossing Comedy of 2005

Film Is 2nd Highest Grossing R-Rated Comedy of All Time

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 25, 2005 -- The New Line Cinema comedy "Wedding Crashers" has passed "Hitch" to become the top-grossing comedy of the year with a cumulative box office gross of $180 million since its July 15 debut.

The film, which continues to play well throughout the country, now ranks as the 7th biggest grossing film of the year. It has also passed such hits as "Pretty Woman" and "There's Something About Mary" to become the second highest grossing R-rated comedy of all time behind "Beverly Hills Cop."

The outrageous comedy "Wedding Crashers" stars Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn as divorce mediators and lifelong friends who have never met a wedding they couldn't get themselves into. Guided by a secret set of wedding crashing "rules," the pair find their way into a different wedding and different bridesmaids' heart every week. But when they crash the social event of the season, one of them falls for the engaged daughter (Rachel McAdams) of an influential and eccentric politician (Christopher Walken) and decides to break the "rules" in pursuit of her. This leads to a wild weekend at her family's palatial estate where the ultimate "Crashers" quickly find themselves in way over their heads. The film is directed by David Dobkin.

About New Line Cinema Corporation:

New Line Cinema is the oldest and most successful independent film company in the world. In addition to the production, marketing and distribution of theatrical motion pictures, the fully integrated studio has divisions devoted to home entertainment, television, music, theater, licensing, merchandising and international marketing and distribution. New Line is a pioneer in franchise filmmaking and its Oscar-winning "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy is the most successful film franchise in history. New Line is a unit of Time Warner (TWX).

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