Can ''40 Year-Old Virgin'' do it again? During the slow Labor Day weekend, Steve Carell's comedy will likely finish on top, making more money than ''Transporter 2''

By Dave Karger
Updated September 02, 2005 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Fittingly, the summer of 2005 will end with a quiet weekend at the box office, with the action sequel Transporter 2 challenging The 40 Year-Old Virgin for first place.

Thanks to its strong word of mouth and lack of comedy competition (hasn’t everybody already seen Wedding Crashers?), expect Virgin to see only a tiny drop (to about $15 million) this holiday weekend.

Jason Statham’s Transporter 2, meanwhile, should place a close second, with $13 million (don’t forget, this is a sequel to a film that only grossed $25 million).

The Brothers Grimm and Red Eye will each take moderate dips (to $9 million and $7 million, respectively), while the critically acclaimed dramatic thriller The Constant Gardener, starring Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz, will see a debut of about $6 million. In other words, the real heat this weekend will be limited to those final summer barbecues.

Wedding Crashers

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