Weekend Box Office: 'Bourne Legacy' Tops 'Dark Knight Rises'
Batman has finally fallen, it just took Bourne to do it.
Okay, so it isn't Jason Bourne but Jeremy Renner's Aaron Cross who carries "The Bourne Legacy," but nonetheless the movie has surpassed "The Dark Knight Rises" to take the top spot. The "Bourne" reboot took in a healthy $40.2 million in its opening weekend, which is far less than the $69 million earned by "The Bourne Ultimatum" its first weekend, but not bad for a reboot that doesn't feature the series' main character nor its star actor, Matt Damon.
"The Campaign" took second place, as the comedy featuring "Saturday Night Live" alum Will Ferrell and "The Hangover" star Zach Galifianakis earned about $27.4 million for its first weekend. The audience reaction has been mixed with a B- Cinemascore rating, so "The Campaign" might not earn as much down the stretch, but this is another solid opening for an R-rated comedy.
That means that "The Dark Knight Rises" was bumped down to third place, for about $19.5 million on the weekend and a cume of $390.1M after its fourth weekend. "TDKR" maintained the top spot over the last three weeks, Worldwide, the movie has grossed about $732 million, making it the #2 movie of the year globally, right behind "The Avengers." Of course, "The Avengers" had the boost of 3D ticket sales and earned about $1.4 billion worldwide, so "TDKR" won't be matching that number.
"Hope Springs," the Meryl Streep/Tommy Lee Jones romantic comedy, managed about $15.6 million over its opening weekend to take fourth place amid fairly tough competition. That's nothing to sneeze at, but it's nothing to indicate that rom-coms aimed at older adults are the new thing, either. The movie opened mid-week, so the five-day cume is just a little over $20 million.
The fifth place spot goes to "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days," which earned around $9 million for a cume of about $31 million over two weekends. That isn't much, but neither was the budget. That's more bad news for "Total Recall," which earned even less and placed sixth, dropping more than 70% from its first weekend. Looks like that three-breasted prostitute wasn't enough to fill seats.
- "The Bourne Legacy" - $40.2 million
- "The Campaign" - $27.4 million
- "The Dark Knight Rises" - $19.5 million ($390.1M)
- "Hope Springs" - $15.6 million ($20M)
- "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days" - $9 million ($31M)