Rush Hour 3 Runs Over the Box Office

Rush Hour 3 Runs Over the Box OfficeIn not really surprising news, America was bonkers for the cliched comedy and predictable chuckles of “Rush Hour 3”. The third installment in the never-say-die franchise starring Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan as diametrically opposed cops (he’s tough and serious, the other guy has a really big mouth) scored big at the box office, taking in $50 million in its first week of release. Matt Damon’s “The Bourne Ultimatum” continued its strong showing with a second place finish of $33 million, bringing its two-week haul to $132 million. New releases “Stardust” landed at #4 with $9 million, while “Daddy Day Camp” eek out a meager $5 million in its debut.

Here’s how the rest of the box office broke down for the week of August 13, 2007:

1 Rush Hour 3 $50,237,000
2 The Bourne Ultimatum $33,672,000
3 The Simpsons Movie $11,125,000
4 Stardust $9,011,000
5 Underdog $6,456,000
6 Hairspray $6,367,000
7 I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry $5,950,000
8 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix $5,390,000
9 No Reservations $3,930,000
10 Daddy Day Camp $3,550,000

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