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Monday August 13, 2007 8:49 pm

Box Office Breakdown:  Audiences Not Yet Tuckered Out

Rush Hour 3

Spider-Man 3, Shrek the Third, Pirates, Ocean’s, Bourne and now Rush Hour 3.  All six three-quels premiered directly at the top of the heap this summer.

Unfortunately, a six-year gap between the second and third Rush installments may have led to what some would consider slightly disappointing receipts.  On any other occasion, a $50 weekend would be something to brag about.  But considering it pales to the $67.4 million brought in by the 2001 predecessor, it’s only worth a pat on the back.

But really, the Disappointment of the Week honor should really fall on Cuba Gooding Jr.  When you’re accepting rejected scripts from the man who played Norbit, you have to wonder where it all went wrong (two words: Chill Factor).  Sadly, Daddy Day Camp was originally slated to be a straight-to-video release but somehow tested well enough to be released in theaters.  Who knows?  Maybe Gooding can pull a Halle and go straight-from-Oscar-to-Razzie.

1. Rush Hour 3, New Line, $49,100,158
2. The Bourne Ultimatum, Universal, $32,879,125
3. The Simpsons Movie, Fox, $11,269,651
4. Stardust, Paramount, $9,169,779
5. Hairspray, New Line, $6,396,666
6. Underdog, Disney, $6,352,377
7. I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, Universal, $5,877,915
8. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Warner Bros, $5,432,130
9. No Reservations, Warner Bros., $3,855,029
10. Daddy Day Camp, Sony, $3,402,678



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