Berlin Review: My One and Only

Berlin Review: My One and Only

Warm applause greeted the end credits at the pic's first press screening, although that may have been relief at seeing something genuinely funny after a long week of harder-edged fare.
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Wednesday, February 11, 2009 (*millions)
  FILM GROSS TOTAL*
1 He's Just Not That Into You $1,816,197 $33.4524
2 Taken $1,147,936 $57.3508
3 Coraline $696,251 $19.4031
4 Slumdog Millionaire $520,898 $78.8340
5 Push $499,013 $11.8342
6 Gran Torino $466,472 $121.6302
7 Paul Blart Mall Cop $403,856 $98.2886
8 Pink Panther 2 $353,504 $12.8698
9 Underworld: Rise of the Lycans $282,310 $40.7797
10 Uninvited, The $242,507 $19.0754
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TV RatingsWednesday, February 11, 2009 (*millions)
Top Show Total
American Idol (Fox) 24.6 mil
Top Shows A18-49
American Idol (FOX) 9.4/23
Lost (ABC) 4.4/10
CSI: NY (CBS) 3.4/9
Networks
FOX 9.4/23
CBS 2.9/7
ABC 2.6/7
NBC 1.6/4
from Nielsen Media Research - preliminary results
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