A Jason Bourne film without the titular character is a big risk. But it seems The Bourne Legacy has some steam as it managed to top this week’s box office chart.
The Bourne-less film got a good opening with $ 40.2 million. It also got a lot of good reviews but it is still lower compared to the two previous Bourne films. The Bourne Supremacy opened with $ 52.5 million while The Bourne Ultimatum got $ 69.3 million. The first Bourne film only opened with $ 27.1 million. But it grossed a total of $ 121 million domestically.
Coming in at number is the other new comer this, the political comedy The Campaign which starsand Zack Galifianakis. It got $ 27.4 million. It managed to hold Batman off to third place. Even though The Dark Knight Rises’ reign at number one may have ended, it’s still a strong box office presence. It is already guaranteed to surpass The Hunger Games and will be the second biggest film of 2012, just behind The Avenger’s $ 617.2 million domestic gross.
One of the films which got the huge drop in viewers is the reboot of Total Recall. The film lost about 70% of its audience earning $8.1 million last week. it was beaten by Hope Springs, the newand romantic film and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days.
Next week we get to see one of the most action packed film of 2012. The Expendables 2 comes crashing through next week along with Paranorman and The Odd Life of Timothy Green. Check out the complete box office list below:
1. The Bourne Legacy $40.2 M NEW
2. The Campaign $27.4 M NEW
3. The Dark Knight Rises $19.5 M $390.1 M
4. Hope Springs $15.6 M $20 M
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days $8.2 M $30.5 M
6. Total Recall $8.1 M $44.1 M
7. Ice Age: Continental Drift $6.7 M $144 M
8. Ted $3.2 M $209.9 M
9. Step Up Revolution $2.8 M $30.1 M
10. The Amazing Spider-Man $2.2 M $255.5 M