The raunchy coming-of-age comedy, released by Universal, ran in 3,204 theaters. It is the biggest opening for an original comedy so far this year.
Universal has also been having a great August box office with “Hobbs & Shaw,” which placed second in its third weekend at theaters with an estimated $14.1 million.
“Twenty to thirty-five million dollars is where you’re never going to be their biggest problem. That’s literally what it is,” Rogen told the publication. “As long as they’re making some $150 million movie that’s a f***ing disaster, they’re not paying attention to us. We’re the smartest business decision they made that week, because they just don’t have to worry about us. A lot of our career is just based on not being their biggest headache. Every once in a while, I meet someone, or one of my friends, [who] is their biggest headache, and it’s like, ‘Oh yeah, thanks to you, we can do whatever the f*** we want.’ “