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Rush Hour 3 Zooms to the Top of the Box Office

Well, Brett Ratner has become an even wealthier man. Having figured out a most profitable buddy action flick formula, his latest movie Rush Hour 3 took the box office crown this weekend, raking in $50.2 million. Though extremely respectable, this sum falls short of the $67.4 million made by Rush Hour 2 its opening weekend in the summer of 2001.

The Bourne Ultimatum stayed strong in second place for its second weekend in theaters, bringing in $33 million, while The Simpsons Movie followed up in the No. 3 slot. Stardust, the fantasy adventure based on the Neil Gaiman novel, sadly didn't do so well its first weekend, bringing in just $9 million in fourth place. It didn't do quite so poorly as Daddy Day Camp did in its first weekend, however, as it just barely edged Transformers out of the tenth-place spot and earned approximately $3.5 million.

This weekend should prove exciting at the box office with the releases of one of the summer's biggest comedies, Superbad, and the creepy-looking The Invasion, starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig. Hopefully one of those will knock Rush Hour 3 off its throne.

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beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
its one of of movies i'd watch for free or something...also something i can watch with my dad.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 10 years
i went and saw harry potter in the IMAX theater instead....Rush hour 3....no thanks
yiddidea yiddidea 10 years
I tried to watch the first Rush Hour and Chris Tucker's voice bothered me so much that I had to leave the room.
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 10 years
I think people would rather watch an action-comedy rather than just straight action.And these movies are funny, the interaction between the two guys is great.
Maria-M Maria-M 10 years
I love Rush Hour and I love Chris Tucker, he's the best!!!
sofi sofi 10 years
wow- I had no idea RH had such a fan base. Over Bourne ansd Simpson's?
may12 may12 10 years
My friend have seen it, he says it's good :)
Liss1 Liss1 10 years
I have never seen any of the rush hour movies. I don't know why i haven't, i like Chris Tucker, he is really funny.
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 10 years
You would have to pay ME to see Rush Hour 3.
lucyS lucyS 10 years
It zoomed to the top? Why? I was pretty much done after the first RH movie.
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