‘The Bourne Legacy’ Passes $40 Million Mark

on August 14, 2012 by Daniel Garris

Universal's The Bourne Legacy grossed $3.86 million on Monday to remain in first place at the daily box office. The fourth installment of the action thriller franchise fell 60 percent from Sunday, which represented the day's poorest daily hold among wide releases. In general, films aimed at older moviegoers didn't hold up as well as films aimed at younger moviegoers on Monday. In comparison, 2004's The Bourne Supremacy fell 55.5 percent on its first Monday to gross $6.47 million. With a four-day start of $42.00 million, The Bourne Legacy is running 29 percent behind the pace of the $58.99 million four-day start of The Bourne Supremacy. However, The Bourne Legacy is performing in line with expectations thus far given the re-launch nature of the film.

Holding up better on Monday was Warner's The Campaign. The R-rated comedy starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis fell 54 percent from Sunday to gross $3.14 million, which was good enough for second place for the day. The Campaign has grossed $29.73 million through four days of release. That represents a very solid start, especially given that political comedies are historically tough sells at the box office. In comparison, 2010's The Other Guys fell 50 percent on its first Monday to gross $4.98 million. The Campaign is running 27 percent behind the $40.52 million four-day start of The Other Guys.

Fellow Warner Bros. release The Dark Knight Rises grossed $2.34 million to take third. The third installment of Christopher Nolan's superhero trilogy fell 58 percent from Sunday and 50.5 percent from last Monday. The Dark Knight Rises has grossed $391.93 million in 25 days, leaving it just $8.07 million away from reaching the $400 million milestone. IMAX grosses were responsible for $0.452 million (19.3 percent) of Monday's total gross.

Sony's Hope Springs placed in fourth with $1.57 million. The romantic comedy/drama starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell fell 59 percent from Sunday. That represented one of the day's poorer daily holds among wide releases, as Hope Springs looks to be much more of a weekend film than a weekday film based on its daily holds thus far. Hope Springs has grossed a very respectable $20.67 million in six days, which places the film 28 percent behind the $28.59 million six-day start of 2009's Julie & Julia.

Tags: Hope Springs, The Dark Knight Rises, The Campaign, The Bourne Legacy

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