'Superbad' Still Has Soul at Box Office

Out-laughs the competition for second week; highest-grossing debut is 'Mr. Bean'
By Colleen Barry,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 26, 2007 2:39 PM CDT
In this image released by Universal Pictures, Rowan Atkinson is shown in a scene from "Mr. Bean's Holiday." (AP Photo/Universal Pictures/Giles Keyte)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Movie fans are filling the last week before school starts by going to the flicks their friends liked: “Superbad,” “The Bourne Ultimatum” and “Rush Hour 3” kept drawing them in with the top 3 spots this week. Rowan Atkinson's “Mr. Bean's Holiday” took surprise swipes at other newcomers like the Jet Li vehicle “War” and “The Nanny Diaries” starring Scarlett Johansson.

Cringe-comedy “Superbad” has raked in $68.5 million in its ten-day run, the best draw for an R-rated flick since “300” and third-best for a comedy this year, after “Wild Hogs” “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.” “The Simpsons Movie,” “Stardust,” “Hairspray” and “The Invasion” rounded out the top 10. “Bourne” slid 38% but hit $185.1 million overall while “Rush Hour 3” reached $109 million. (Read more movies stories.)