Americans Race to 'Rush Hour 3'
Franchise's third film fails to match second installment
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 12, 2007 7:30 PM CDT

(Newser) – Critics tried to slash its tires, but Rush Hour 3 still raced to the top of the box office this weekend. The Jackie Chan/Chris Tucker vehicle gauged $50.2 million according to studio estimates, though falling short of the franchise’s second installment Rush Hour 2, which earned $67.4 million in its debut weekend.

In just its second week, The Bourne Ultimatum crossed the $100-million threshold, netting $33.7 million. America’s favorite cartoon family had even more reason to be animated: The Simpson’s Movie made $11.1 million, for a total of $152 million. Figures like these, the AP says, may earn Hollywood its first $4 billion summer. Openers Stardust and Daddy Day Camp were disappointments.