I was wrong in predicting a north-of-$20 million figure for Superbad‘s second weekend, although it’s still far and away the weekend’s Big Kahuna. The Greg Mottola-Judd Apatow-Seth Rogen-Jonah Hill-Michael Cera-Christopher Mintz-Passe comedy did about $5,675,000 million yesterday and with a projected $18,735,000 Sunday-night cume (Fantasy Moguls’ Steve Mason is predicting $15.5 million) for an estimated 53% and a ten-day total of just under $70 million. It will pass $100 million within two weeks.
The Bourne Ultimatum will be second with $12,088,000, and Rush Hour 3 will come in third with $11,195,000. Mr. Bean’s Holiday — the #1 newbie — will come in fourth with $10,025,000. War, the Jet Li-Jason Staham actioner, will be fifth with $7,834,000. The Nanny Diaries, another Weinstein Co. disappointment, will be sixth with $7,834,000. The Simpsons Movie — still selling tickets — with be seventh with $4,373,000. Stardust is eighth with a weekend tally of $3,859,000, followed by Hairspray with $3,548,000 and The Invasion coming in tenth with $3,026,000.
I feel badly for Rod Lurie with Resurrecting The Champ projected to come in eleventh with only $538,000 yesterday and about $1.5 millon for the weekend, give or take.