"Sex And The City 2" Rings Up $14.2 Million On Opening Day

Sex And The City 2 cast: (from left) Kim Cattrall, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis.
Sex And The City 2 cast: (from left) Kim Cattrall, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis. (AP Photo/Warner Bros., Craig Blankenhorn)

NEW YORK (CBS) The "Sex and The City 2" franchise remains in fashion, based on Thursday's box office receipts. Opening day for the sequel wooed an estimated $14.2 million from a predominately female fan base, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The New Line film is expected to top $60 million through Memorial Day on Monday.

PICTURES: "Sex 2" on Location
PICTURES: "Sex and the City 2" Premiere

Included in the first-day tally of "Sex and The City 2" is $3 million in box office garnered from around 2,000 screens that offered midnight Wednesday performances.

Warners' stragegy of getting a one-day jump on the long weekend was aimed at boosting the film's opening-frame prospects.

In comparison, the wildly successful original took home $26.8 million in its first day, a Friday, during Memorial Day in 2008. It eventually bowed with $62.6 million in a four-day debut; and $415.2 million overall.

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