To no one’s surprise, the Judd Apatow-produced high school sex comedy “Superbad” took the top spot at the U.S. box office over the weekend. The film, about three geeky friends who conspires to get laid in their final year of high school, took in $31.2 million in its opening week, knocking Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker’s “Rush Hour 3″ down to second place with $21.8 million. That brings “Rush Hour 3’s” total box office revenue to $88.2 million in two weeks, which isn’t bad, but might be a little underwhelming considering the rumored $100-million plus cost of the film, which includes major salary hikes for Chan, Tucker, and director Brett Ratner, not including huge back-end deals for all three.
“The Bourne Ultimatum” continues its strong box office showing, taking #3 with a respectable $18 million. Meanwhile, Nicole Kidman’s sci-fi invasion movie “The Invasion” barely scraped the Top 5 with $6 million in its debut.
Here’s how the Top 10 broke down at the U.S. Box Office:
1 Superbad $31,200,000
2 Rush Hour 3 $21,831,000
3 The Bourne Ultimatum $18,986,000
4 The Simpsons Movie $6,675,000
5 The Invasion $6,000,000
6 Stardust $5,244,000
7 Hairspray $4,274,000
8 Underdog $3,613,000
9 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix $3,540,000
10 I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry $3,500,000