By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Columbia Pictures.
All studio doubts on raunchy comedies, I would assume by this point, have been laid to rest. Sony's R-rated tale of two high school (boy)friends who try to get laid before the end of term outperformed expectation with an estimated $31.2 million.
Superbad is #1
Played on 2,948 screens, Sony is already reaping the rewards on the raunchy romp, Superbad, thanks to the fact that the film's opening week outgrossed the film's entire production cost, $20 million.
Good news for one means bad news for other, however, as Warner Bros. The Invasion only grossed a pitiful $6 million from 2,776 screens.
New Line's Rush Hour 3 took the #2 spot with$22 million, a decline of 55% in its second frame. One of my favorite films this year, The Bourne Ultimatum, declined only 43% in its third frame with $19 million -- bringing the threequel's total domestic take at $163.8 million.