After three weeks of holding onto the top spot, The Dark Knight Rises was taken down by both The Bourne Legacy and The Campaign. The Bourne Legacy had been tracking well, but there was worry when the project was first announced that audiences wouldn’t embrace Jeremy Renner. Thankfully, he’s riding high after The Avengers and Universal recently made the smart move of pushing the movie back a week so it wouldn’t compete with Total Recall.
The Campaign had a respectable $27 million opening weekend. While slightly lower than Will Ferrell’s The Other Guys ($35.5m)and Step Brothers ($30.9m), it’s much higher than Semi-Pro ($15m)and The Land of the Lost ($18.8m). The Dark Knight Rises continues to perform well for Warner Bros. and will cross the $400 million domestic mark by next weekend. Unfortunately for Sony, Total Recall saw a 68% drop in ticket sales from last week and is nowhere close to making back its $125 million production budget.
Next week starts a nice run of horror films over the next couple of months with ParaNorman and The Awakening (limited), but The Expendables 2 is likely to win the weekend. Here are the top 10 box office results for this weekend:
1. The Bourne Legacy – $40,265,000
2. The Campaign – $27,440,000
3. The Dark Knight Rises – $19,540,000
4. Hope Springs – $15,600,000
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days – $8,200,000
6. Total Recall – $8,100,000
7. Ice Age: Continental Drift – $6,750,000
8. Ted – $3,290,000
9. Step Up Revolution – $2,850,000
10. The Watch – $2,200,000