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Box Office Review: Superbad Supergood!

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Exceeding even the most optimistic of expectations, Superbad hauled in a huge 33.1 million dollars to top the box office this weekend. Seth Rogen can do no wrong right now. The terrible, awful, unfunny Rush Hour 3 dipped precipitously in its second weekend, pulling in 21.8 million and bringing its total to 88.1M. The Bourne Ultimatum stayed strong in its third week, finishing third at 18.9 million and now standing at 163.8M. The Simpsons Movie continued to hang on with 6.6 million and a new cume of 165.1M.

The Invasion basically closed before it opened, limping in with 6 million dollars. After that, it was Stardust (5.2M/19M), Hairspray (4.2M/100.5M), Underdog (3.6M/31.6M), Phoenix (3.5M/278.6M) and Chuck and Larry (3.5M, 110.3M). The Last Legion opened fairly wide (2,002 theaters), but did nothing (2.5M). Death at a Funeral did okay, opening with 1.3 million in 260 theaters. Two new docs, The 11th Hour and The King of Kong, both debuted to brisk business, averaging $14,000 and $10,060, respectively, in a handful of venues.

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