'Bourney Ultimatum', 'Underdog' Debut This Weekend

by Paul William Tenny

Three big releases this weekend from Universal, Paramount, and Buena Vista. The big dog isn't Disney's Underdog, it's The Bourne Ultimatum, the final film in the trilogy from Paul Greengrass. This flick is opening wide in over 3600 theaters today, even though Deadline Hollywood says tracking indicates holdover The Simpsons will still scratch out the number one spot. I don't buy it though, I think Bourne will take the weekend trophy.

Family comedy Underdog is hitting 3000+ theaters, while Paramount's slapstick enjoy-watching-stupid-people-do-stupid-things-and-get-hurt comedy Hot Rod will open to about 2600 cinemas. Lionsgate is opening BRATZ in 1500 locations, while no other flick has more than 600. For the sake of being complete, those other films are: Becoming Jane (Miramax), Cash (AdLabs), El Cantante (Picturehouse), and The Ten from ThinkFilm.

You've got to figure Rush Hour 3, which opens next Friday, will clean up the board, so now is Bourne's best shot at taking #1. If you're going out this weekend, please don't drink and drive, and have a fantastic weekend.
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