Warner Bros. new film “Horrible Bosses” premiered Friday to the delight of all those men and women who detest their bosses.
The raunchy comedy debuted Friday with $9.9 million, with “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” holding the comedy off for first place, and continuing its stronghold on the number one spot, according to estimates by Box Office Mojo.
Directed by Seth Gordon, the film is on pace to bring in an estimated $25 million this weekend after Friday’s premiere. “Horrible Bosses” features a strong cast, that includes, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Colin Farrell, and of course, Jennifer Anniston.
The film received a 74 percent rating from critics, according to Rotten Tomatoes. The audience appreciated the comedy a little more with an 80 percent rating.
“Horrible Bosses takes a dark premise — three buddies band together to off their bosses — and rings it for a solid, steady stream of laughs,” reads a review from the Detroit Free Press.
“Horrible Bosses” delivers an interesting concept that many working men and women can relate to: they hate their bosses. The movie takes that hatred to a whole new level, however, with a trio of friends, who want to kill their bosses after years of being harassed and overworked.
One of those bosses is “Friends” superstar Jennifer Anniston, who plays the role of Dr. Julia Harris, a dentist who sexually harasses her assistant who is played by Charlie Day.
The three friends soon become fed up with their bosses and hatch elaborate plans to kill their bosses with the assistance of a hit-man named Dean Jones, who is played by Jamie Foxx.
Also premiering Friday was Kevin James’ comedy “Zookeeper” which didn’t do to well in critics eyes. The movie about a group of zoo animals who decide to break their code of silence to help James, who plays a zookeeper, received a 15 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” which is still holding on to first place in the box office, has grossed over $525 million worldwide since its debut 10 days ago.