It might be mid-August, but new movies continue to be rolled out in the ever-changing cavalcade of filmed entertainment.
This weekend, the pinnacle of the mountain appeared to be occupied by Superbad, the latest comedy from Judd Apatow, on a hot streak of fiery proportions (Knocked Up grossed big $ earlier in the summer.) SB took in 12.1 million on its premiere Friday, and almost everybody else moved down a notch or two...
Rush Hour 3, now at #2, collected $6,450,000 for a total of $72.8 million (rounded).
The Bourne Ultimatum garnered $5.6 million with $150,410,000 in the till.
On the animated side, the fifth place Simpsons Movie took in $1.9 million after 22 days of release for a total of $160,317,000....
And Ratatouille, currently in the 16th position, sipped a $400,000 bouillabaisse for $195.4 million after 5o days in release.
Update: The weekend results are in, and the running totals are about as expected.
Superbad tackled $31.2 million in its opening frame.
Second place Rush Hour 3 ran down $21.8 million for an $88.1 million total.
The Bourne Ultimatum snared $19 milion for a domestic haul of $164 million.
And The Simpsons Movie collected $6.7 million for a cume of $165.1 million. (This one should go past my predicted $170 million in the next seven days or so...)
Further down the list, Doug Lefler's The Last Legion finished out of the Top Ten at #12, and Ratatouille (#16) is now within spitting distance of the $200 million mark at $196.4 million...