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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