The teen comedy directed by Greg Mottola, and starring Jonah Hill and Michael Cera defeated all new major releases, keeping the crown at the top of the chart and lifting its cumulative gross to $68.6 million after two weeks.
Moving up one spot from No. 3 to No. 2, The Bourne Ultimatum, earned $12.4 million from 3,679 locations. Directed by Paul Greengrass, the third installment in the series based on Robert Ludlum’s novels reached a total of $185.1 million after four weeks in theaters.
Down from No. 2 to No. 3, Brett Ratner’s action comedy Rush Hour 3 collected $12.3 million in ticket sales, crossing the $100 million mark after three weeks. The sequel has Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker reprising their roles as detectives Lee and Carter.
New entry Mr. Bean’s Holiday ranked in 4th place this weekend, pulling $10.1 million from only 1,714 markets. Directed by Steve Bendelack, the sequel to the 1997 hit Mr. Bean follows Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson) on a bumpy ride to the south of France, where he involuntarily ends up walking the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. However, Mr. Bean’s Holiday failed to surpass the $12 opening weekend take of its predecessor.
Meanwhile, new entry War landed at the No. 5 slot, taking home $10 million from 2,277 theatres. The action spectacle directed by Philip G. Atwell centers on Jason Statham’s attempts to avenge himself against ruthless assassin Jet Li.
This upcoming weekend, three wide releases will compete to overthrow Superbad from the No. 1 spot.
On Wednesday, Dan Fogler will take on Christopher Walken in Robert Ben Garant’s Balls of Fury, an action comedy set in the world of illegal table tennis. Balls is expected to open in 2,800 theatres.
Later in the week, James Wan, director of Saw, will return to the big screen with Death Sentence, a thriller starring Kevin Bacon as a father who swears revenge against those who murdered his son. The movie will open in 1,900 locations.
Also opening wide is Rob Zombie’s version of Halloween, in which he offers audiences a new take on the legend that became Michael Myers.
Superbad soared to the top of the North American box office this weekend with an estimated US$31.2 million.
The teen comedy produced by Judd Apatow and directed by Greg Mottola opened at 2,948 sites on Friday, beating the $30 million opening weekend of Apatow’s comedy Knocked Up, which was released on June 1.
Last week’s winner Rush Hour 3 dropped to the No. 2 spot, earning $21.8 million from ticket sales at 3,778 locations. Directed by Brett Ratner, the third installment in the popular series starring Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan lifted its cumulative gross to $88.2 million after only two weeks.
Meanwhile, Paul Greengrass’ action-thriller The Bourne Ultimatum slipped from No. 2 to No. 3, scoring $19 million and reaching a total haul of $163.8 million. The third installment in the series based on Robert Ludlum’s novels is barely $13 million away from surpassing its predecessor, The Bourne Supremacy.
Down to the No. 4 spot, The Simpsons Movie performed strong at the box office this weekend with $6.7 million. The David Silverman-directed movie is still playing in 3,162 theaters and lifted its cumulative to $165.1 million after four weeks in release.
New entry The Invasion (above) opened at No. 5, taking home $6.0 million from 2,776 locations. The science-fiction thriller credited to director Oliver Hirschbiegel – of the controversial Downfall – received mixed reviews, but still managed to jump into the top five, unlike this week’s third major opening, The Last Legion, which ranked in twelfth with $2.5 million.
This upcoming weekend, four major releases will compete for the top spot at the box office.
In Robert Pulcini’s The Nanny Diaries, Scarlett Johansson stars as a college student who becomes a nanny to a chaotic family that will test her limits and teach her a valuable lesson. The romantic comedy will open at 1,800 locations this Friday.
Rowan Atkinson returns as Mr. Bean in Mr. Bean’s Holiday, sequel to the 1997 hit Mr. Bean. This time, Mr. Bean attracts trouble on his way to Cannes, where he involuntarily ends up on the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival. Bean debuts in 1,580 theaters.
Also opening is Resurrecting the Champ, a drama focusing on a sports reporter who meets a forgotten boxing legend. Samuel L. Jackson and Josh Hartnett star.
If you had a good time watching Jason Statham chasing Jet Li in the 2001 action hit The One, look out for War, an adrenaline-fueled action spectacle about an FBI agent (Statham) who seeks revenge against a ruthless assassin (Li). War is scheduled to hit 2,200 theaters.
Opening in limited release are Franc. Reyes’ gangster-drama Illegal Tender, Christopher Cain’s September Dawn, Justin Theroux’s experimental comedy Dedication, and the Ethan Hawke-directed romance The Hottest State, which is based on his own novel.
Rush Hour 3 raced to the top of the North American box office this weekend with an estimated US$50.2 million.
Despite launching at 3,778 sites on Friday, the sequel directed by Brett Ratner and starring Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan failed to surpass the $67.5 million opening of its predecessor, Rush Hour 2.
Last week’s winner, The Bourne Ultimatum, dropped to the No. 2 spot, scoring $33.7 million and lifting its total haul to $132.3 million after two weeks in release. Helmed by Paul Greengrass, the third installment of the series based on Robert Ludlum’s novels outdid the first film’s take at the box office and is barely $44 million away from beating The Bourne Supremacy.
Meanwhile, The Simpsons Movie continued to pull audiences, earning $11.1 million from ticket sales and reaching a cumulative gross of $152.2 million after three weeks in theaters.
New entry Stardust landed on No. 4, taking home $9 million. The science-fiction epic directed by Matthew Vaughn and starring Claire Danes, Robert De Niro, and Michelle Pfeiffer opened at 2,540 locations, but failed to connect with moviegoers.
Down from No. 3 to No. 5, Walt Disney Pictures’ Underdog collected $6.5 million this weekend, lifting its total gross to $24.7 million.
This upcoming weekend, three wide releases will compete for the top spot at the North American box office.
Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig team up in The Invasion, a science-fiction thriller – another remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers – directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, the man behind the acclaimed Downfall. In the role of a psychiatrist, Kidman will uncover the shocking truth behind a terrifying extraterrestrial invasion that could devastate the entire planet.
Also opening is Superbad, a new comedy produced by Judd Apatow, the director of Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin. The story follows two friends as they try to hook up with girls before graduating from high school. Superbad opens at 2,800 locations.
In The Last Legion, director Doug Lefler takes us back to the Roman Empire, when Romulus Augustus embarks on a perilous journey in search of the only legion remaining loyal to Rome. Colin Firth and Ben Kingsley star.
The Bourne Ultimatum raced to the top of the North American box office this weekend with an estimated US$70.2 million.
Directed by Paul Greengrass, whose United 93 received numerous critical accolades last year, the third film installment of Robert Ludlum’s Bourne novels was launched at 3,660 sites on Friday, replacing The Simpsons Movie at the No. 1 spot. The Bourne Ultimatum also topped the $52.5 million opening weekend gross of its predecessor, The Bourne Supremacy.
Last week’s big winner The Simpsons Movie fell to the No. 2 spot, earning $25.6 million in ticket sales from 3,926 screens. Directed by David Silverman, Homer and his family lifted their cumulative gross to an impressive $128.6 million after only two weeks in theaters.
Meanwhile, Walt Disney Pictures’ family adventure Underdog debuted at No. 3, taking home $12 million from 3,013 sites. Directed by Frederik Du Chau, the movie focuses on a young hound named Shoeshine, who sets out to save the world after a failed experiment gives him superpowers.
Down from No. 2 to No. 4, Dennis Dugan’s marital comedy I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry scored $10.5 million this weekend, reaching a total haul of $91.7 million after three weeks in release.
Last but not necessarily least, Adam Shankman’s critically acclaimed musical Hairspray dropped from the fourth to the fifth slot, with a weekend gross of $9.3 million and a cumulative take of $78.9 million.
This upcoming week is a busy one, with three major releases vying for the top spot on the box office charts.
On Wednesday, buckle up for Daddy Day Camp, the sequel to Eddie Murphy’s 2003 hit Daddy Day Care. With Murphy out, Cuba Gooding, Jr., will take over as a father who’s in charge of a chaotic summer camp.
Opening on Friday is Rush Hour 3, Brett Ratner’s latest action-comedy starring Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan. This time around, the Carter and Lee dou travel to Paris, where they assist the French in battling the Chinese mafia.
In Stardust, a science-fiction spectacle directed by Matthew Vaughn, a young man tries to win the heart of a star (played by Claire Danes) in order to protect it from an evil witch. Stardust will open in 2,300 theatres.