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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

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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

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