"Bridesmaids" now the top R-rated female comedy ever

(L to R) In the comedy ?Bridesmaids?, KRISTEN WIIG stars as Annie, a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend and a group of colorful bridesmaids?including Rita (WENDI MCLENDON-COVEY)?on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Photo Credit: Suzanne Hanover

Kristen Wiig in a scene from "Bridesmaids."
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(CBS) Movie studios, take note: "Sex" is out, "Bridesmaids" are in.

Judd Apatow's hit starring Kristen Wiig has surpassed "Sex and the City" to become the top R-rated female comedy of all time.

Pictures: Summer movies 2011
Pictures: Kristen Wiig

According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Bridesmaids" has earned $152.9 million as of Sunday. "Sex and the City" earned $152.6 million.

The film should finish out the July 4th holiday on Monday with a domestic total of $153.7 million, the report says.

"Bridesmaids" also surpassed "Knocked Up," which earned $148.8 million domestically, to become Apatow's highest-grossing film.

The film stars Wiig - who co-wrote the script with Annie Mumolo - alongside Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Ellie Kemper and Wendi McLendon-Covey.

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