Here are your top five films at the box office for the weekend of Aug. 10th-12:
- The Bourne Legacy - $40.265m (Opening Weekend) - ($125m production budget)
- The Campaign - $27.44m (Opening Weekend) - (production budget n/a)
- The Dark Knight Rises - $19.54m = $390,149,000 24-Day Total ($250m production budget)
- Hope Springs - $15.6m (Opening Weekend) = $20,053,000 5-Day Total (production budget n/a)
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days - $8.2m = $30,544,000 10-Day Total - ($22m production budget)
After being on top of the box office for the past three weeks, The Dark Knight Rises was ousted from its position by another film franchise in the Bourne series. The fourth film in the series—The Bourne Legacy—saw a new hero in Jeremy Renner, and the film’s opening has kept the franchise alive as it took in over $40 million this past weekend. With the film essentially making 1/3 of its production budget this past weekend, it is strongly positioned to come close to its reported $125m production budget by the end of its run.
Out in second place is the week’s second major release, The Campaign. The political comedy starring the duo of Will Ferrell and Zack Galifianakas opened up to a strong $27million in a tough weekend.
As stated earlier, after three weeks on top, The Dark Knight Rises fell all the way down to third with a weekend haul of over $19 million. The conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy has now grossed over $390 million domestically over its twenty-four days of release. The film will more than likely surpass The Hunger Games later this week to become the second highest grossing film of the year behind only Marvel’s The Avengers.
Out in fourth was the Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones comedy drama, Hope Spings. Despite their age, the duo still proved to be a box office draw for the older crowd with an opening weekend of over $15 million. Including its early Wednesday opening, the film has grossed over $20 million in five days.
And rounding out the top five this weekend is the latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid adaptation, Dog Days. In its second weekend at the box office, the children’s film grossed another $8 million, bringing up its domestic total to over $30 million in ten days.
Here’s how the rest of the top ten plays out:
6. Total Recall - $8.1m = $44,188,000 10-Day Total - ($125m production budget)
7. Ice Age: Continental Drift - $6.75m = $144,064,000 31-Day Total - (production budget n/a)
8. Ted - $3.29m = $209,915,000 45-Day Total - ($50m production budget)
9. Step Up Revolution - $2.85m = $30,165,000 17-Day Total - ($33m production budget)
10. The Watch - $2.2m = $31,374,000 17-Day Total - ($68m production budget)