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Is the chick flick dead?

Kate Hudson, beware. Katherine Heigl, take note. "Bridesmaids" may have just done your genre in at the weekend box office.
/ Source: E!online

Kate Hudson, beware. Katherine Heigl, take note.

"Bridesmaids" may have just done your genre in at the weekend box office.

Here's how:

The R-rated, anti-chick flick comedy killed with an estimated $24.4 million Friday-Sunday debut.

The take, off a reputedly $32.5 million budget, was millions bigger than that of Hudson's "Something Borrowed," which opened last weekend, and, in fact, is bigger than the starts of any of the actress' movies since 2003's "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days." Bridesmaids also bested Heigl's two latest rom-coms, "Life As We Know It" and "Killers."

Granted, the Kristen Wiig-led comedy is better compared to the movies of Judd Apatow, who produced "Bridesmaids," if not mandated its food-poisoning set piece.

Among Apatow comedies of the "Knocked Up" era, "Bridesmaids" out-opened "Get Him to the Greek," "Funny People" and "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," among others.

Unlike those guy-driven films, "Bridesmaids" was powered by women over 30.

Or should that be, women over 30 who are tired of chick flicks?

Elsewhere, "Thor" impressed with a strong hold, especially for a summer blockbuster, and remained No. 1 for a second weekend. Its worldwide haul stands at $315 million-plus.

"Fast Five" pulled out of a swift decent, and impressed with its overall awesomeness. Worldwide, it's at a staggering $440.5 million.

Among other new releases, the Will Ferrell dramedy "Everything Must Go" did so-so ($800,000 off 218 screens); the billionth Natalie Portman movie of 2011, "Hesher," did less ($126,811 off 42 screens).

Mel Gibson's "The Beaver" moved up to 105 screens, but slipped further from sight, grossing just $158,000.

Would Disney's "Prom" have been better served on the Disney Channel? As a theatrical release, the tween comedy is out of Top 10 after just two weekends, and just $8.9 million overall.