Even without Matt Damon and/or Jason Bourne, “The Bourne Legacy” still proved to be too much for the rest of the competition. The Bourne-less sequel took the top spot at the weekend box office with $40.27 million. The “Legacy” opening was less than “Supremacy” ($52.5 million) and “Ultimatum” ($69.2 million) but still more than the opening for “The Bourne Identity”, which opened to $27,118,640.
Coming in second was “The Campaign”, starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis. The political comedy opened with a solid $27.44 million. “The Dark Knight Rises”, which had been in first place for its first three weekends of release, dropped to third place with $19.54 million. The final installment to Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” trilogy has grossed over $390,149,000 domestically with a worldwide total of $835,449,000. “TDKR” is the third highest grossing movie of 2012 and is rapidly closing in on “Hunger Games” ($407,295,000).
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“Hope Springs”, starring Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep, finished in fourth place with $15.6 million. Rounding out the top five is “Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Days” with $8.2 million. It was a close call between it and the “Total Recall” remake, which is estimated at $8.1 million.
Next week, the flood gates open as “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” sees a release on Wednesday, August 15th. On Friday the 17th, “Sparkle”, ParaNorman” and “Expendables 2” will all see a wide nationwide release. It’s possible there could be an entirely different top five next week.
1. “The Bourne Legacy” (Universal): $40,265,000
2. “The Campaign” (Warner Bros.): $27,440,000
3. “The Dark Knight Rises” (Warner Bros.): $19,540,000
4. “Hope Springs” (Sony): $15,600,000
5. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Days” (Fox): $8,200,000
These numbers are estimates according to Box Office Mojo. The actual numbers will be released on Monday August 13, 2012.
All of these movies are in theatres now. You can check out show times in Kansas City by hitting up one of your local theatres:
- Alamo Drafthouse
- AMC Theatres
- Cinemark Theatres
- Dickinson Theatres
Or visit one of the local drive-ins:
- Boulevard Drive-In or I-70 Drive-In.
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