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12 August 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Box Office Mojo

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Bourne Legacy Scores At US Box Office

The reviews may have been mixed, but American audiences were clearly ready to revisit the Bourne universe, albeit not in record-breaking numbers. The Bourne Legacy opened to a solid $40.2 million across the pond this weekend, with Will Ferrell and Zack Galifianakis’ latest comedy left behind it at the polls. The Campaign, a blend of satire and farce focused on a small-town election, launched with $27.4 million.

In third, former box office champ The Dark Knight Rises continued to perform well, adding $19.5 million for a $390.1 million running total in the US. It managed to fend off another new arrival, the older-skewing Meryl Streep / Tommy Lee Jones relationship comedy drama Hope Springs, which brought in $15.6 million for fourth place. Fifth place went to the third outing for the Diary Of A Wimpy Kid franchise, Dog Days, which slipped from third with $8.2 million.

Sixth was Total Recall, which shows few signs of holding well, earning $8.1 million. Ice Age: Continental Drift was seventh with $6.7 million, while Ted took eighth with $3.2 million. At ninth we find Step Up Revolution (known over here as Step Up 4: Miami Heat), earning $2.8 million and rounding out the top 10 is a tie between The Watch and The Amazing Spider-Man, both earning $2.2 million.

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RE: Why do I have to enter a subject? Is the thread not enough on its own?
ould like to issue a public apology. I went to see Bourne Legacy last night, assuming it would be more entertaining than TDKR and it was a completely pointless movie, exact format of the other Bourne movies but without a decent lead man, dreadful fight scenes (even worse than TDKR), awful chase scenes and not a single character to be cared about. Not to mention the dreadfully cheesy James Bond ending. TDKR was a marginally better movie, sorry Batman More

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Im off to see it tonight, and I am going to enjoy it either way. Simply because the last movie I watched was TDKR!, so I know it will be more entertaining, better action scenes and not so bloody long and up its own arse!. Watching Bane and Batman go at it for 3 hours was like watching two dogs fuck a football! (completely pointless and only entertaining for 2minutes) More

Posted by Dannybohy at 17:00 on 14 August 2012 | Report This Post

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True Dat! More

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I wonder how many people saw it expecting to see Matt Damon, considering how prominent he was in the trailer? More

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Still $40m is not exactly setting the world alight though is it? Especially as it had a $125m Budget!!! More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 16:24 on 13 August 2012 | Report This Post

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The US public clearly not bothered by Empire's withering 2* review then?! Another example of how wall-to-wall hype can triumph over the mixed reviews. Even if people don't like it, the studio still wins because they've paid the money to go and see it. More

Posted by BelfastBoy at 12:09 on 13 August 2012 | Report This Post

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