Even without franchise star Matt Damon, Universal’s spin-off “The Bourne Legacy,” starring Jeremy Renner, debuted in first place this weekend ahead of the Will Ferrell/Zach Galifianakis political comedy “The Campaign” and box office behemoth “The Dark Knight Rises.”
Director Tony Gilroy's The Bourne Legacy, featuring new leading man Jeremy Renner, easily won the domestic box office race with a $40.3 million debut. Even without franchise star Matt Damon, Universal’s spin-offdebuted in first place this weekend ahead of the Will Ferrell/Zach Galifianakis political comedy The Campaign and box office behemoth The Dark Knight Rises. Overseas, Legacy brought in $7.8 million in limited release.
In second place, the Warner Bros. R-rated comedy The Campaign had a debut of $27.4 million.
Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises came in third at the domestic box office with $19.5 million for a total of $390.1 million. Overseas, the VFX-laden film still rules the charts, bringing in $34.2 million for a foreign gross of $445.3 million.
At number four, Sony’s Hope Springs, starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell, opened Wednesday and grossed $15.6 million during the weekend for a five-day debut of $20.1 million
Fox’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days came in fifth on its second weekend at the box office, bringing in $8.2 million for a total of $30.6 million.
Also on its second weekend out, Sony’s reboot of Total Recall sank down to sixth place, earning $8.1 million for a total of $44.2 million.
Fox and Blue Sky’s Ice Age: Continental Drift, the fourth installment in Fox’s prehistoric animated series, came in seventh on its fifth week at the domestic box office, bringing in $6.8 million for a total of $144.1 million. In the international markets, Ice Age 4 saw sales of $16.2 million, pushing its overseas gross total to $623.6 million.
At number eight, Seth MacFarlane’s raunchy comedy Ted earned $3.3 million on its seventh week out for a total of $209.9 at the domestic box office. Overseas, the film shot up to second place, earning $20.3 million for an international gross of $113.2 million.
In ninth place, Summit Entertainment’s Step Up Revolution brought in $2.9 million for a total of $30.2 million.
Rounding out the list at number 10, Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man earned $2.2 million for a domestic total of $255.5 million.
Box office numbers were obtained on boxofficemojo.com.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.