‘The Bourne Legacy’ Knocks ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ From Top Box Office Spot
The Dark Knight Rises has finally lost the top spot at the box office after three weeks. The movie was defeated this weekend by The Bourne Legacy which debuted with $40.3 million and The Campaign, a new comedy by Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis which scored the No. 2 spot with $27.4 million.
The Dark Knight Rises wasn’t exactly suffering with a third place finish of $19.5 million which upped its domestic total to $390.1 million.
Rounding out the top five was Hope Springs which scored $15.6 million and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days which added $8.2 million.
The reboot of the Bourne series features Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton and follows a similar storyline to those featuring Matt Damon as Jason Bourne. In the movie Renner is pursued by the same spy masters who went after Jason Bourne.
While $40.3 million is nothing to scoff at it’s still far behind “The Bourne Ultimatum” which debuted with $69.3 million.
Speaking of the movies development Nikki Rocco, Universal’s head of distribution, told Yahoo Movies:
“I love the fact that we were able to reboot this and do as well as we were able to. It leaves it open for us to think about it going forward. We are very much into what it’s going to look like the next time.”
In the meantime Paul Dergarabedian, box-office analyst for Hollywood.com says studio executives may try to draw Matt Damon back into the mix for the next movie, creating a dream team of Damon and Renner.
“The dream team scenario of a ‘Bourne’ with both Damon and Renner would just be irresistible,” said Paul Dergarabedian. “That would be cool. I’d be first in line for that.”
In the meantime The Dark Knight Rises must raise just $9.9 million to become the second movie in Warner Bros. history to pass that mark. The studios other breakout $400 million hit was 2008′s The Dark Knight which brought in $533.3 million domestically.
Here are the weekends top 10 hits:
1. “The Bourne Legacy,” $40.3 million
2. “The Campaign,” $27.4 million.
3. “The Dark Knight Rises,” $19.5 million.
4. “Hope Springs,” $15.6 million.
5. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days,” $8.2 million
6. “Total Recall,” $8.1 million
7. “Ice Age: Continental Drift,” $6.8 million
8. “Ted,” $3.3 million
9. “Step Up: Revolution,” $2.9 million.
10. “The Amazing Spider-Man,” $2.2 million