Box Office Booty: 2007-08-28

by Paul William Tenny

There weren't any big flicks opening in theaters this past weekend, and the weekend chart reflects that with only 3/15 films landing somewhere in the top 10. Mr. Bean's Holiday, WAR, and The Nanny Diaries landed 4th, 5th, and 6th respectively. Superbad kept the top spot with $18 million, with The Bourne Ultimatum and Rush Hour 3 hauling in $12.4m and $11.7m each.

Rush Hour 3 is still 50% in debt and won't be making a profit in its theatrical run. This is a solid lesson in over-paying stars and just telling the exact same story over and over again. Do neither, and at least you won't be shooting yourself in the foot.

Here's the top 10, and you can see the full list at Box Office Mojo.

  • Superbad ($18 million)
  • The Bourne Ultimatum ($12.4m)
  • Rush Hour 3 ($11.7m)
  • Mr. Bean's Holiday ($9.88m)
  • WAR ($9.82m)
  • The Nanny Diaries ($7.4m)
  • The Simpsons Movie ($4.3m)
  • Stardust ($3.8m)
  • Hairyspray (2007) ($3.2m)
  • The Invasion ($3m)

The Invasion is certainly one of the bigger bombs this year, costing $80 million to make and grossing just $11 million (just $6.05m for the studio.) Ouch.


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