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Monday August 20, 2007 11:30 pm

Box Office Breakdown:  It’s Super To Be Bad


The Judd Apatow train is bound to hit a roadblock at some point—but for the time being, it’s full steam ahead.  Superbad opened impressively with over $30 million this weekend making it the third Apatow-related project in a row to accomplish this feat (the others being Talledega Nights and Knocked Up).  This is, of course, not taking into consideration the uber-sleeper hit The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

Meanwhile, there was nothing super about Nicole Kidman’s latest outing.  The Invasion, the latest version The Body Snatchers, scared up a dismal $5.9 million (and that’s despite Daniel Craig’s hunky presence).  But I predict a much stronger outing for these two later this year with The Golden Compass.

And while High School Musical 2 was breaking records on TV, Hairspray was continuing to make waves in the theaters.  The well-received movie is now officially the 10th musical ever to pass the $100 million mark.  Apparently you can’t stop the beat!

1. Superbad, Sony, $33,052,411
2. Rush Hour 3, New Line, $21,353,361
3. The Bourne Ultimatum, Universal, $19,874,370
4. The Simpsons Movie, Fox, $6,829,648
5. The Invasion, Warner Bros, $5,951,409
6. Stardust, Paramount, $5,651,343
7. Hairspray, New Line, $4,502,455
8. Underdog, Disney, $3,848,791
9. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Warner Bros, $3,656,379
10. I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, Universal, $3,601,545



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