"Bourne Ultimatum" Rocks Box Office
Critically-acclaimed finale of the Matt Damon-fronted Bourne trilogy scored big bucks at the North American box office this weekend topping the previous two installments. Bourne 1, 2 and 3 earned $27, $53 and $70 million in their respective opening weekends.
When leaving movie theaters the vast majority of the audience said the movie was excellent. The film did well with both men (52%) and women (48%) who cited action and Matt Damon as main reasons to see the movie. Although the movie cost $110 million to produce, the studio should have no problem making the profit.
The Simpsons Movie continues to dominate the box office across the world. The animated movie cost $75 million to produce, and it has already earned $236 million across the world, but the figure is expected to hit $280 million by Sunday evening. Needless to say this is a major success for FOX.
Saturday Night Live's Andy Samberg is no Adam Sandler - his poorly reviewed comedy Hot Rod flopped along with the tweener pic Bratz that ended up at the bottom of the chart. J.Lo and Marc Anthony's limited released El Catante earned only $2.9 million and ended up out of the top-10.
Here's the rest of the box office:
1. The Bourne Ultimatum $70 million
2. The Simpsons Movie $25.6 million
3. Underdog $12 million
4. I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry $10.5 million
5. Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix $9.4 million
6. Hairspray $9.1 million
7. No Reservations $6.4 million
8. Transformers $5.9 million
9. Hot Rod $5 million
10. Bratz $4.5 million