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Weekend Estimates - Holdovers Dominate the Chart

August 26th, 2007

Three holdovers took the top three spots on the box office chart this weekend, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. Top of the pack was Superbad, which dropped a very respectable 45% in its second weekend in release, to earn approximately $18 million. Second was The Bourne Ultimatum, which fell only 38% in its fourth weekend to earn $12.4 million. That was a rounding error ahead of Rush Hour 3, which took an estimated $12.25 million.

Although the openers didn't manage to place in the top three, two of them earned over $10 million. Mr. Bean's Holiday was the pick of the crop, with a shade over $10 million from just 1,714 theaters. War was something of a disappointment, but still picked up $10 million from 2,277 theaters, and should end up in fifth place.

The Nanny Diaries stumbled out of the gate, earning $7.8 million. That looks like a triumph compared to the other openers, though. Resurrecting the Champ made $1.8 million for 15th place, and Illegal Tender took $1.4 million to finish around 16th place.

Filed under: Weekend Box Office, The Bourne Ultimatum, Superbad, Mr. Bean’s Holiday, The Nanny Diaries, War, Resurrecting the Champ, Illegal Tender