‘The Bourne Legacy’ Leads Tuesday with $4.34 Million

on August 15, 2012 by Daniel Garris

Universal's The Bourne Legacy grossed $4.34 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a fifth consecutive day. The fourth installment of the action thriller franchise increased 13 percent over Monday's performance. In general, increases for wide releases were especially strong on Tuesday. In comparison, 2004's The Bourne Supremacy fell 7 percent on its first Tuesday to gross $6.05 million. The Bourne Legacy has grossed $46.34 million in five days, which places the film 29 percent behind the pace of the $65.04 million five-day start of The Bourne Supremacy. However, The Bourne Legacy continues to perform in line with expectations thus far given the re-launch nature of the film.

Warner's The Campaign held steady in second place with $3.44 million. The R-rated comedy starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis was up 9 percent over Monday, which represented the day's poorest daily hold among wide releases. In comparison, 2010's The Other Guys fell 4 percent on its first Tuesday to gross $4.77 million. The Campaign has grossed a solid $33.17 million in five days, placing the film 27 percent behind the $45.29 million five-day start of The Other Guys.

Warner's The Dark Knight Rises grossed $2.67 million to remain in third. The third installment of Christopher Nolan's superhero trilogy was up 14 percent over Monday and down 43 percent from last Tuesday. The Dark Knight Rises has grossed $394.61 million in 26 days, leaving it just $5.39 million away from reaching the $400 million milestone. IMAX grosses were responsible for $0.49 million (18.3 percent) of Tuesday's total gross.

Sony's Hope Springs was up a very healthy 33 percent over Monday to take fourth on Tuesday with $2.09 million. The modestly budgeted romantic comedy/drama starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell has grossed $22.77 million through its first week of release. Hope Springs is currently running 27 percent behind the $31.28 million seven-day start of 2009's Julie and Julia.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days rounded out the day's top five with $1.51 million. The third installment of the family film franchise from Fox was up 35 percent over Monday and down 34 percent from last Tuesday. Dog Days has grossed $32.98 million through 12 days, which places it 17 percent behind the $39.54 million 12-day take of last year's Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules. Dog Days could experience a significant hit today with Disney's The Odd Life of Timothy Green entering the marketplace.

Tags: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, Hope Springs (2012), The Dark Knight Rises, The Campaign, The Bourne Legacy

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