Faster than the character played by Jeremy Renner, “The Bourne Legacy” opened in first place with $40.3 million, and a healthy per screen average well over $10,000.
The political comedy “The Campaign” starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis came in second place with a first weekend total of $27.4 million.
In its fourth week in release, “The DarK Knight Rises” came in third place with $19.4 million, giving it a grand total domestically $390.2 million.
The new film about a long-time married couple trying to put more meaning into their marriage, “Hope Springs,” starring Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones, had $15.6 million for the weekend, plus an additional $4.5 million for the previous Wednesday and Thursday. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” was fifth with a total of $8.2 million. For more information on the weekend box office statistics, click on the link below.
Opening next weekend is “The Odd Like of Timothy Green” from Disney starring Jennifer Garner. Box office results for next weekend should be evenly split. Labor Day weekend is the official end of the summer movie season.