Universal's The Bourne Legacy grossed $3.05 million on Thursday to spend one last day in first place at the daily box office. The fourth installment of the action thriller franchise fell a solid 4 percent from Wednesday. The Bourne Legacy topped the $50 million mark yesterday and was the week's top film with a seven-day start of $52.56 million. While The Bourne Legacy opened in line with expectations this week, the film has shown early signs of front-loading and is likely to take a big hit from Lionsgate's The Expendables 2 this weekend. The Bourne Legacy is running 30 percent behind the pace of the $74.66 million seven-day start of 2004's The Bourne Supremacy.
Warner's The Campaign rounded out its first week in theatres with $2.46 million on Thursday. The R-rated comedy starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis fell 8 percent from Wednesday. The Campaign took second place for the week with a seven-day start of $38.31 million. That was in line with pre-release expectations and places the film 27 percent behind the $52.54 million seven-day start of 2010's The Other Guys.
Warner's The Dark Knight Rises was up one spot from Wednesday to place in third on Thursday with $2.03 million. The third installment of Christopher Nolan's superhero trilogy fell 5 percent from Wednesday and 43 percent from last Thursday. The Dark Knight Rises placed in third for the week with $28.17 million, which was down 46 percent from the previous frame. With a four-week total of $398.78 million, The Dark Knight Rises is set to surpass the $400 million mark today.
The Odd Life of Timothy Green fell a very respectable 14 percent and one spot from Wednesday to take fourth on Thursday with $1.97 million. The family film from Disney has grossed $4.28 million during its first two days of release. That is slightly behind the $4.45 million two-day midweek start of Hope Springs last week. Given that Timothy Green will skew significantly younger than Hope Springs, it is likely that the five-day start for Timothy Green will end up a bit below the $19.10 million five-day start of Hope Springs.
Speaking of Hope Springs, the Sony release grossed $1.56 million to round out the daily top five for a second straight day. The romantic comedy/drama starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell was down only 29 percent from last Thursday, which is a very good sign for the film heading into the weekend. Hope Springs finished in fourth for the week with $21.50 million and has grossed $25.95 million through nine days of release.