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BOURNE Packs Punch at B.O.

By News Editor     August 05, 2007
Source: Various


Matt Damon's return as Jason Bourne was a top box office draw for Universal Pictures in 2007.
© Universal Pictures

THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM landed at number one this weekend with a take of $70 million at the box office.  The film also set a record for an August opening.

Fox's THE SIMPSONS MOVIE came in at number two with $26.5 million while Disney's UNDERDOG was third with a $12 million take.

I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK AND LARRY was fourth with $10.5 million and rounding out the top five was HAIRSPRAY with $9.3 million.

Here are the top ten films for the weekend of August 3rd:

1.The Bourne Ultimatum - $70.2 million 
2. The Simpsons Movie - $25.6 million ($128,550,000) 
3. Underdog - $12 million
4. I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry - $10.5 million ($91,697,000) 
5. Hairspray - $9.3 million ($78,954,000)
6. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - $9.3 millino ($260,790,000) 
7. No Reservations - $6.6 million ($24,157,000) 
8. Transformers - $5.9 million ($296,308,000) 
9. Hot Rod - $5 million
10. BRATZ $4.3 million

Look for Jarrod's full report later tonight or tomorrow.

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deadpool01 8/5/2007 5:36:41 PM
more than I expected to make. I thought it was great, one of the best threequels I have ever seen. It made the first 2 better which is very rare for a third film. And while I would like to see more Bourne movies if the story is not up to the level of these three I would prefer to leave the franchise at a trilogy. great movies which have impacted the genre
maverickrenegade 8/5/2007 5:40:34 PM
the first two are fantastic movies ... and from what i have heard about this one ... it seems to be no different!~= cant wait to see it this weekend
myklspader 8/5/2007 5:42:20 PM
Glad to see people are responding well to a rare thing now in Hollywood. A production with a good script (though not the book's original idea), great directors, and a hands down great cast (who would have thought Damon could become a bad ass and a believable action star too?). Now if they could just apply this kind of care/thinking for more of the movies coming down the way.
hanso 8/5/2007 5:57:55 PM
well on EW it says they didn't have a script alot of the times they were making stuff as they went, having said that I think they ended up with a good script. I loved the movie, Bourne is a bad ass. The action was great and I hope they manage to find a good story to tell because I would welcome a 4th movie if they can manage to do it like Ultimatum. I figured Bourne would turn up on top this weekend but man the Simpsons really took a nose dive. The film is obviously a success but didn't they pull 70 mil last weekend to now just 26? That's a big drop.
madmanic999 8/5/2007 6:05:38 PM
I can't wait to see this, it looks sweet, and I love the first two. As for the Simpsons... not surprising for it to take a nose dive, the key audience was die hard fans who rushed out to see it, once they die off, it won't last long in theatre.
SONYMANswallows 8/5/2007 7:52:12 PM
Son of a bitch, I thought that Lindsey Lotalent flick would make a comeback.
filmnotmovie 8/5/2007 8:01:56 PM
True, the "Simpsons Movie" took a nose dive, but I knew it would. The competition is just too damn fierce this summer. Normally, this is the point in the summer when the studios start to haul out the crap that's been in the can for months. This is great for the summer box office. Very healthy. As for "Bourne," it's fantastic. This is one of the very few times that a trilogy actually works as a complete story. All three films are cosistent in tone and quality. Kudos to Damon, Greengrass, Liman, and the folks at Universal on a job well done.
almostunbiased 8/5/2007 8:05:37 PM
It might have ended up good (more on that later), but it didn't have a good script, myklspader. In fact it hardly had any script at all. They made the movie up as they went along over a 140 day shoot (that's frickin long) and threw away more than they used, especially his dialogue. Matt said it was awful nearly everyday of the filming process. He did not have a good experience this time around. That said, the movie was frickin amazing. It was my favorite of the summer. And it did way better than the first one with only like 26 million opening. I might not be completely accurate on that since I'm just going from memory, but still it's close. But who cares about the money. The movie was awesome. I can't say enough about it. Funny, exciting, kick ass. Now sure there could have been a little more of a story, but to me this was like just one long climax that should have ended the last movie. Oh and I love how they tied the last one's ending in with the middle of this one. That's all I'll say as to not give anything away. On a side note kids loved Underdog and I wasn't bored so a good movie weekend for me.
bdd 8/5/2007 8:32:55 PM
So Bourne four will be out in 2009 or 2010? :)
Whiskeymovie 8/6/2007 12:05:46 AM
Awesome movie,,,right up there with Spidey 3 and Day Watch.....for me......As far as not having a script, I think that is bull,,,this movie came together way to good for a movie not having a script....if anything, they did not have the dialouge down to a tee and improvised that,,,,but as far as the story goes,,,,that was known,,,,,,too complicated of a movie to not have that.....the scene dealing with Nicky was very nerve-wracking for me for some reason. I just think Paul Greengrass really knows how to keep it fresh and exciting and very taut.......can't wait to see what he does next!!
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