The bosses may be horrible, but the amount of cash they raked in this weekend was not so bad. "Horrible Bosses" earned an estimated $28.1 million in its opening weekend, Us Magazine reported Sunday. This makes it the third biggest comedy of the year so far.
The R-rated comedy about three employees who plot to kill each of their bosses cost a modest $37 million to produce and did well enough to find itself among the list of highest-grossing R-rated box office openings of all time, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The credits include Colin Farrell, Jason Bateman and Kevin Spacey, but Jennifer Aniston is likely to capture the most attention. In a departure from her usual girl next door schtick, Aniston plays a dentist who ceaselessly sexually harasses her happily engaged assistant, played by "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" actor Charlie Day.
"I thought it would be fun for me to step out of that, what people usually like to see me play," Reuters quoted Aniston as saying.
"I don't think I really care if there would be a bad reaction to it. I actually didn't think there would be. I thought it would be fun for everybody," she said.
When "Horrible Bosses" producer Brett Ratner was asked if a sequel was in the works, he joked that the possibilities of the "horrible" formula were endless. He suggested "Horrible Wives" and "Horrible Children." He added, though, that no follow-ups are planned now, according to The Hollywood Reporter.