Sarah Jessica Parker Surprised by Good ‘Sex’ Turnout

Critics seemed split on how they felt about the Sex and the City movie, but there was no criticizing the mother of all chick flicks’ first weekend financial success.

Shocking even the film’s star, Sarah Jessica Parker, the film earned $55.7 million, taking in more than any other R-rated comedy on an opening weekend.

The Sex ladies brought in enough pocket money to knock Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull out of the top slot.

Parker talked to People magazine at the MTV Movie Awards about her romantic comedy’s record-breaking numbers, “To be No. 1 is unexpected.”

And in fact, it was, with the film’s earnings exceeding industry expectations.

Only time will tell if Sex has the stamina to keep on going all summer long.