The Bourne Legacy beats Dark Knight Rises at Friday Box Office.
He does not play Jason Bourne. Jason Bourne isn’t in “The Bourne Legacy.” Jeremy Renner plays Aaron Cross, another one of the highly trained killers in a related supersecret U.S. government program. Because the here-unseen Bourne refuses to be killed by the Central Intelligence Agency, everything’s in disarray for the program known as Outcome.
The Bourne Legacy topped the weekend box office, breaking The Dark Knight Rises’ streak.
Bourne, with Jeremy Renner replacing Matt Damon as the franchise’s star, took in $41 million in its first weekend, beating the Will Ferrell-Zach Galifianakis political comedy The Campaign, which place second with $26.7 million.
The final Christian Bale Batman flick, The Dark Knight Rises, came in third with $20.2 million.
Hope Springs, the romantic comedy starring Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3 came in fourth and fifth places with $15.5 million and $9.2 million, respectively.
Rounding out the Top 10 were Total Recall ($8.6 million), Ice Age 4 ($7.3 million), Step Up Revolution ($3.3 million), Ted ($3.1 million) and The Amazing Spider-Man ($2.3 million).