The Bourne Ultimatum Assassinates the Competition

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Holy mother of God. “The Bourne Ultimatum” didn’t just take the top spot at the U.S. box office over the weekend, but it ASSASSINATED its closest competition by taking in a whopping $70.2 million in its first week of release. Now if you told me “Ultimatum” would do that kind of business, I’d call you a big fat liar. The film, the third entry in the “Bourne” franchise starring Matt Damon as an amnesiac superspy who returns to New York to kick some CIA ass, knocked those yellow-skinned freaks “The Simpsons” to second place with $25.6 million. The live-action canine superhero “Underdog” performed okay with $12 million in its debut, while faux gay comedy “I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry” continues strong at #4. The best news? The crimes against humanity live-action version of “Bratz” opened at #11 with $4 million.

Here’s how the U.S. box office broke down over the weekend:

1 The Bourne Ultimatum $70,181,000
2 The Simpsons Movie $25,600,000
3 Underdog B$12,009,000
4 I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry $10,528,000
5 Hairspray $9,325,000
6 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix $9,285,000
7 No Reservations $6,570,000
8 Transformers $5,950,000
9 Hot Rod $5,015,000
10 Bratz $4,310,000
11 Ratatouille $4,024,000
12 El Cantante $3,254,000

The Bourne Ultimatum Assassinates the Competition

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