Bourne Legacy takes No.1, but the $40 million it took in, is the lowest opening for a Bourne movie since the grandaddy of the series debuted in 2002—Bourne Identity. That could be EXACTLY why the debut of Bourne’s 4th installment was not as strong—the concept is older than grandpappy. We’d hate to suggest the weaker debut has anything to do with Jeremy Renner replacing Matt Damon, because Jeremy’s got some serious acting chops, but we haven’t exactly heard of swarms of women fainting over him…yet…
The Campaign came in at No.2 and although $27 million is a great take for the rated-R comedy, Will Ferrel and Zach Galifianakis may be disappointed they didn’t win the
election box office. They were hard at work for weeks “pounding pavement” on their mock-campaign trail—jetting around to an insane number of US cities, holding fake news conferences, pouring coffee for locals, kissing babies and throwing out competing first pitches (while simultaneously having pizza delivered on the field) at a Chicago Cubs game.
Also debuting this weekend was Hope Springs (aka I Hope I get some from my spouse soon), starring Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones. It took home $15 million and 4th place (let’s hope that’s enough to get them excited).
Total Recall is fizzling fast…falling 70% in sales; only earning $6 million this weekend and slipping from 2nd place to 6th.
Below are the Top 5 box office performers this weekend:
1- The Bourne Legacy* earned a ‘grandpappy’ $40.3 million.
2- The Campaign* —instead of ballot votes—got $27.4 million.
3- The Dark Knight Rises rallied up another $19.5 million (4-week total = $390 million).
4- Hope Springs’* starring Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones garnered $15.6 million during its first weekend and $20 million total in its first 5 days.
5- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days in its 2nd week, brought in $8.2 million ($31 million total).
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