For those keeping track, this makes the third director change? twitter.com/TheWrap/status…
The Dark Knight is no longer rising as Bourne’s legacy takes the top spot at the box office.
The Bourne Legacy, the fourth film in the Bourne series, took top honors at the box office this weekend with an estimated $40.2 million. This is well behind of the $52 million opening weekend for The Bourne Supremacy, but Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye in The Avengers) isn’t quite the household name as Matt Damon.
Coming in second was The Campaign with Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis with $27.4 million. The ads for this one have left me pretty cold despite both men being fairly funny in most of their outings. This may not have been the best time for a comedy about politics are people are already feeling burned out with the presidential election rapidly approaching.
Third place went to The Dark Knight Rises with another $19.54 million. The last film in Chris Nolan’s Batman trilogy is currently about $51 million behind the The Dark Knight at the same point in its run. It was pretty clear this one was going to have a hard time living up to the second one, but at a domestic gross of $390 million, this isn’t exactly a failure.
Hope Springs opened up in fourth place with $15.6 million, and as I’m sure most people can guess, opening this low in the chart isn’t exactly where you want to be.
Rounding out the top five was Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3 with $8.2 million.
Next week’s releases include The Odd Life of Timothy Green, The Expendables 2, ParaNorman and Sparkle. Sounds like a good weekend to crack open a book to me.