‘The Bourne Legacy’ #1 on Wednesday, ‘Timothy Green’ Debuts in Third

on August 16, 2012 by Daniel Garris

Universal's The Bourne Legacy grossed $3.16 million on Wednesday to remain in first place for a sixth straight day. However, the fourth installment of the action thriller franchise fell a significant 27 percent from Tuesday. Since Sunday The Bourne Legacy hasn't held up especially well, which isn't good news as the film heads into its second of weekend release, especially with added competition from Lionsgate's The Expendables 2 beginning on Friday. The Bourne Legacy has grossed $49.51 million in six days, placing it 29.5 percent behind the $70.25 million six-day start of 2004's The Bourne Supremacy.

Warner's The Campaign held steady in second place with $2.68 million. After experiencing Tuesday's poorest daily hold among wide releases, the R-rated comedy starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis fell a respectable 22 percent from Tuesday on Wednesday. With a six-day start of $35.85 million, The Campaign continues to run in line with expectations. The film is currently running 27 percent behind the $49.06 million six-day start of 2010's The Other Guys.

The Odd Life of Timothy Green didn't break out on Wednesday, but was still able to debut with a solid third place take of $2.30 million. The family film from Disney opened essentially on par with the $2.27 million Wednesday start of Sony's Hope Springs last Wednesday. Given that Timothy Green will skew significantly younger than Hope Springs, it is unlikely that it will match the $19.10 million five-day start of Hope Springs. However, the five-day start for Timothy Green could still be within shouting distance of that figure, especially if early word of mouth proves to be strong.

Warner's The Dark Knight Rises fell 20 percent and one spot from Tuesday to place in fourth on Wednesday with $2.14 million. The third installment of Christopher Nolan's superhero trilogy fell 42 percent from last Wednesday. The Dark Knight Rises has grossed $396.74 million in 27 days and is set to surpass the $400 million milestone on Friday. IMAX grosses were responsible for $0.44 million (20.7 percent) of Wednesday's total gross.

Hope Springs fell 22 percent and one spot from Tuesday to round out Wednesday's top five with $1.63 million. The romantic comedy/drama starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell was down only 28 percent from last Wednesday's opening day performance. Hope Springs has grossed a solid $24.39 million in eight days, placing it 30 percent behind the $34.93 million eight-day start of 2009's Julie and Julia.

Tags: Hope Springs (2012), The Dark Knight Rises, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, The Campaign (2012), The Bourne Legacy

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