Sony's 'Superbad' retains top boxoffice spot Friday
Lionsgate's 'War' top newcomer; 'Bourne' strong secondMoviegoers mostly turned a cold shoulder to this weekend's new arrivals Friday as Sony Pictures' R-rated sex comedy "Superbad," which dominated the chart last weekend, held onto first place with an estimated take of $5.6 million.
Universal Pictures' spy tale "The Bourne Ultimatum," although it was entering its fourth weekend, also held off the newcomers as it took the second spot with an estimated $3.7 million.
Lionsgate's "War," starring Jet Li and Jason Statham, showed the most life among the new launches -- but only by the narrowest of margins. The R-rated actioner picked up an estimated $3.498 million, edging into third place ahead of New Line Cinema's "Rush Hour 3," with an estimated $3.485 million.
Universal Pictures' G-rated family-oriented comedy "Mr. Bean's Holiday" did manage to exceed the modest expectations surrounding its bow as it took in an estimated $3.3 million for a fifth place showing.
Trailing it was the Weinstein Co.'s PG-13-rated "The Nanny Diaries," starring Scarlett Johansson, which ranked sixth for the day with an estimated $2.7 million.
Finishing outside of the top ten were both the Yari Film Group's "Resurrecting the Champ" and Slowhand Releasing's "September Dawn."
The PG-13 rated "Champ," starring Samuel L. Jackson as a former boxer living on skid row, entered the ring in 1,602 theaters, but scored only an estimated $547,000 for the day.
"Dawn," which recounts a Morman massacre of westward bound settlers, circled its wagons in 857 theaters, but only saw an estimated daily gross of $191,000.