Box Office Booty: 2007-08-06

by Paul William Tenny

It looks like tracking was off pretty badly this weekend, I seem to recall reading that The Simpsons was going to retain the number one spot with $50 million, with The Bourne Ultimatum coming up just short with about $40m. Instead, everything without shouting distance got squashed by Matt Damon's latest action flick, hauling about $70 million over the weekend, crushing its nearest competitor in The Simpsons.

The animated comedy in its second weekend managed a very respectable $25 million, with another comedy, Underdog, pulling in $12m.
The potential for the third film in the limited Bourne franchise to rake it in big was never questioned, with pretty weak competition, it was really only a matter of how much it would make. Ultimatum was based on the book of the same name, the final in the Jason Bourne series written by Ludlum himself before his death. Matt Damon has said that he isn't interested in doing any more Bourne films, and said it would be fine with him if another actor took over the role in future endeavors.

  1. The Bourne Ultimatum ($70.1m)
  2. The Simpsons Movie ($25.6)
  3. Underdog ($12)
  4. I now Pronounce You Check and Larry ($10.5)
  5. Hairspray ($9.3)
  6. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ($9.2)
  7. No Reservations ($6.5)
  8. Transformers ($5.9)
  9. Hot Rod ($5)
  10. BRATZ ($4.3)
You can read the full list at Boxoffice Mojo.


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