Box Office Review: Tucker and Chan score big, suck
Even though Rush Hour 3 did top the box office this weekend, I take some solace in the fact that it underperformed at 50.2 million dollars. Considering that New Line gave away so much profit to get the movie made, there's hope that we've seen the last of the never-funny pairing of Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan. Bourne Ultimatum had a solid second week, adding 33.6 million to raise its cume to 132.3 million. It should end up being the top grosser of the Bourne series and, unlike say Rush Hour 3, deserving of another chapter. The Simpsons Movie finished third, totalling 11.1 million and now sitting at an unexpectedly robust 152.2 million.
The big disappointment this weekend was Stardust. Despite consistently good reviews, audiences just didn't go for Matthew Vaughn's superb romantic fantasy. It finished with a very weak 9 million in its first weekend and should sink quickly. See it this week! Underdog finished fourth in its second weekend, taking in 6.4 million to up its gross to 24.7 million. After that it was the surprisingly durable Hairspray (6.2M, 92.1M), Chuck and Larry (5.9M, 103.8M), Order of the Phoenix (5.3M, 272M) and No Reservations (3.9M, 32.1M). Daddy Day Camp was D.O.A. with 3.5 million in its first weekend and 5.0 million since its Wednesday opening.