There wasn’t really any doubt that the Bourne Legacy wouldn’t be #1. Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) is picking up steam as an actor after his role in Hurt Locker, The Town, and this years mega-blockbuster, The Avengers. Stepping into the role of Matt Damon’s tiny feet, and putting a sci-fi spin on the franchise has kept it fresh and on a rainy weekend, was just what the public needed. So there, all you Nolan fans who thought The Dark Knight Rises would break all sorts of box-office records. It did GOOD, but it’s a long ways away from a Whedon. Though, overall TDKR DID exceed $700 mil with combined domestic and foreign box office numbers; putting it well on it’s way to reach the $1 Billion mark. Other contenders for box office gold were newcomers, The Campaign, who put up a solid #2 debut with $27mil and Hope Springs that came in at #4 with 20mil. I honestly think all of this won’t matter in 4 days when we see Expendables 2’s geriatric bad-asses come in a clean house with that I’m predicting will be a $50mil debut!
|1.||The Bourne Legacy||$40,266,000||$40.2|
|3.||The Dark Knight Rises||$19,540,000||$390.1|
|5.||Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3||$8,200,000||$30.5|
|7.||Ice Age 4||$6,750,000||$144|
|9.||Step Up Revolution||$2,850,000||$30.1|