The Bourne Legacy got off to a decent start at the US box office, scoring a $40 million three-day opening. That’s less than the previous Bourne sequels, but that’s not surprising considering the lack of Matt Damon in this one, but it’s still ahead of the first film, which took $27 million on its first weekend. The real question is whether the movie will have legs, which remains to be seen, but the film has had okay reviews and may well do well in the coming weeks.
The Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis political comedy The Campaign came second with an okay but not spectacular $27 million. It’s good news for Ferrell, whose last couple of movies have severely underperformed at the box office (neither Case De Mi Padre or Everything Must Go passed $3 million on their openings).
The only other new entry was Hope Springs, starring Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones as a married couple looking to spice up their lives. It took $15.6 million over the weekend and $20 million since it hit cinema last Wednesday. It’s not a terrible opening, but with Steve Carell also starring, the studio was probably hoping for a little bit more.
Take a look below for the US box office top 10 for the weekend of August 10th-12th.
|Rank||Title||Weekend Gross (millions)||Total Gross to date (millions)|
|1||The Bourne Legacy||$40.2||$40.2|
|3||The Dark Knight Rises||$19.5||$390.1|
|5||Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days||$8.2||$30.5|
|7||Ice Age: Continental Drift||$6.7||$144.0|
|9||Step Up Revolution||$2.8||$30.1|
|10||The Amazing Spider-man||$2.2||$255.5|