"Sex and the City" wins weekend box office

The big-screen adaption of the popular TV show was the box-office champ over the weekend with a haul of $56 million, defeating last week’s champ Indiana Jones and exceeding expectations from studio Warner Bros.

However, it fell short of the $72 million earned by The Simpsons Movie last July – the last adaption of a TV show that hit movie theaters.

Sex and the City’s audience was mostly female, as expected.

Sex and the City ran six seasons on HBO (1998-2004) and its reruns are currently airing on TBS and in off-network syndication (locally over WGN-TV at 11 p.m.), where it has met with success on each platform, particularly in female demos. The program also has strong DVD sales.