Sex and the City, the cinematic incarnation of the hit HBO series, blew the doors off the box office this weekend, earning nearly $56 million in three days of release and nabbing the weekend's top spot.
New Line Cinema's feature tale of love and labels was a smash among women, many of whom lined up to see the film the day it opened. Earning $28 million -- about one-half of its overall weekend take -- Friday, it went on to top Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which suffered more than a 50% drop-off.
The numbers proved that the film appealed to a broader audience than the relatively small slice that tuned into the television show.
The success of the film -- the first contemporary HBO show to be turned into a movie -- raises the possibility of both a Sex sequel and even feature versions of other defunct shows.