According to an estimation released on Sunday by the studio New Line Cinema the movie had three-day ticket sales of 50.3 million dollars.
Rush Hour 3 is faithful to its formula, but this time Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, respectively Chief Inspector Lee and Detective James Carter, are in France, tracing an international Chinese mob boss. The action is still breath-taking and dynamic, as usual: assassination attempts, a kidnap, car chases, shootings in a night club, a fight on the Eiffel Tower and so forth.
Rush Hour 3 bumped the espionage action sequel The Bourne Ultimatum starring Matt Damon into second place. After debuting last weekend in first place, the third instalment of screen adaptations from novelist Robert Ludlum grossed 33.7 million dollars from Friday- Sunday.
But “Rush Hour 3” did not so good compared to the previous installment “Rush Hour 2”, released six years ago. In the opening week end in 2001, “Rush Hour 2” took in $67.4 million
"The Simpsons Movie", the adventures of America’s most dysfunctional family, slipped to the third place, with revenue of 11.1 million dollars in its third week-end in cinemas.
“Stardust”, the romantic fantasy movie based on Neil Gaiman’s fantasy novel and directed Matthew Vaughn, despite its impressive cast (Michelle Pfeifer, Robert de Niro, Charlie Cox, Peter O’Toole, Claire Danes and Sienna Miller) has debuted on the fourth place, with 9 million dollars in revenue.
“Hairspray”, the film adaptation of the famous Broadway musical, with John Travolta dancing in high heels, collected $6.4 million in its sixth week. “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry” brought in $5.9 million. In the eighth place was “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” with $5.4 mill followed by Catherine Zeta-Jones’ romantic comedy ”No Reservations” at $3.9 million.
The week-end’s other new release, “Daddy Day Camp”, a sequel to “Daddy Day Care” starring Cuba Gooding Jr., ranked 10th with $3.3 million.
1. "Rush Hour 3," 50.3 million.
2. "The Bourne Ultimatum," $33.7 million.
3. "The Simpsons Movie," $11.1 million.
4. "Stardust," $9 million.
5. "Underdog," $6.5 million.
6. "Hairspray," $6.4 million.
7. "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry," $5.9 million.
8. "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," $5.4 million.
9. "No Reservations," $3.9 million.
10. "Daddy Day Camp," which opened Wednesday, $3.3 million.