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Weekend Box Office Report: July 29-31, 2016

07.31.2016

Jason Bourne comes back for big bucks!

Moviegoers were glad to see Matt Damon's scrappy amnesiac agent return to action, putting JASON BOURNE on top at the box office this weekend with an estimated $60 million!

The latest globetrotting espionage thriller, which reunites Damon with previous BOURNE director Paul Greengrass, trounced the $27 million opening of the original THE BOURNE IDENTITY back in 2002.

JASON BOURNE also exceeded the $52.5 million opening of the 2004 sequel THE BOURNE SUPREMACY, but couldn't quite get to the $69.2 million start of 2007's THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM (the no-longer conclusion to the series). However, the new sequel does mark the second-biggest domestic opening for star Matt Damon behind ULTIMATUM.

Having the actor reprise the titular alias also resulted in a financial improvement over the $38.1 million opening of the 2012 spinoff THE BOURNE LEGACY, which instead featured Jeremy Renner as a chem-addicted operative from the same secret program that trained Damon's character.

The PG-13 action movie has also made $50.1 million from overseas for a worldwide weekend total of $110.1 million (on a reported production budget of $120 million). Not everyone was excited about Bourne's reappearance, though -- critics gave his new assignment a 56% average on Rotten Tomatoes.

The sci-fi sequel STAR TREK BEYOND descended to second with $24 million, losing nearly 60% of impulse power from its first place opening last weekend. The third in the rebooted TREK series has a 10-day total of $105.7 million, plus another $54.8 million from international audiences.

Opening in third place was BAD MOMS with $23.4 million. The new R-rated comedy, which has actresses Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn and Christina Applegate engaging in bawdy behavior, only cost a reported $20 million to produce. Critics gave the lurid ladies a 63% average on Rotten Tomatoes.

The animated animals of THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS continue to grab cash with their paws in fourth place with $18.2 million. The latest release from DESPICABLE ME creators Illumination Entertainment is nearing $400 million worldwide after four weekends in theaters.

In fifth was the PG-13 horror movie LIGHTS OUT with $10.8 million, down 50% from last week's opening for a 10-day total of $42.8 million. The darkness terror with Maria Bello and Teresa Palmer only cost a reported $5 million and has made an additional $20.8 million internationally.

The sequel ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE slipped to sixth with $10.5 million, and the new GHOSTBUSTERS reboot followed in seventh with $9.8 million as it crossed the $100 million domestic mark on its third weekend.

The new PG-13 thriller NERVE came in eighth for the weekend with $9 million, and has a $15 million domestic total since its Wednesday opening. The Dave Franco/Emma Roberts online dare game (adapted from Jeanne Ryan’s novel) cost a reported $20 million and scored 56% from critics on Rotten Tomatoes.

Pixar's FINDING DORY was in ninth place with $4.2 million. The highest-grossing animated movie in domestic history also has a worldwide total of $830.5 million, which still trails the $895 million finish of FINDING NEMO. Closing out the Top 10 was THE LEGEND OF TARZAN as it climbed past $300 million worldwide.

Outside the chart, MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES disappeared along with THE INFILTRATOR and HILLARY'S AMERICA: THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. In limited release, Woody Allen's CAFE SOCIETY added 500 screens and made $2.2 million.

Next weekend brings DC Comics' villain team to life in SUICIDE SQUAD, and Kevin Spacey becomes a cat in NINE LIVES.

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# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. Jason Bourne $60 M
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2. Star Trek Beyond $24 M $105.7 M
3. Bad Moms $23.4 M
NEW
4. The Secret Life of Pets $18.2 M $296.1 M
5. Lights Out $10.8 M $42.8 M
6. Ice Age: Collision Course $10.5 M $42.1 M
7. Ghostbusters $9.8 M $106.1 M
8. Nerve $9 M $15 M
9. Finding Dory $4.2 M $469 M
10. The Legend of Tarzan $2.4 M $121.8 M

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4:42PM on 08/01/2016
Star Trek has their marketing to blame. The trailers were weak and uninspired. Even TF3 did well after everyone hated 'Revenge of the Fallen' because it still looked super badass.
Star Trek has their marketing to blame. The trailers were weak and uninspired. Even TF3 did well after everyone hated 'Revenge of the Fallen' because it still looked super badass.
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3:17PM on 08/01/2016
The biggest problem and reason for Star Trek Beyond's struggling box office numbers comes from the film's poor marketing. Beyond's trailers and ads felt like a complete detachment from the storyline and events of the first two films, which it isn't, but it most definitely looked and sounded that way in the trailers. Also, having Justin Lin step in to direct had me feeling nervous about seeing this film. I was fearful Beyond would look and sound more like one of his music video style Fast &
The biggest problem and reason for Star Trek Beyond's struggling box office numbers comes from the film's poor marketing. Beyond's trailers and ads felt like a complete detachment from the storyline and events of the first two films, which it isn't, but it most definitely looked and sounded that way in the trailers. Also, having Justin Lin step in to direct had me feeling nervous about seeing this film. I was fearful Beyond would look and sound more like one of his music video style Fast & Furious films.
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10:39PM on 07/31/2016
Star Trek Beyond was hands down the best film of the three reboots. Sad to see it take such a huge drop. Bourne was forgettable at best.
Star Trek Beyond was hands down the best film of the three reboots. Sad to see it take such a huge drop. Bourne was forgettable at best.
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7:49PM on 07/31/2016
Ghostbusters barely stays within the top 10. LOL!
Ghostbusters barely stays within the top 10. LOL!
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5:53PM on 07/31/2016
No one's seeing Star Trek Beyond because they blew all their good will from the reboot on Into Darkness. It doesn't help that Beyond's marketing wasn't great, either. Such a shame.
No one's seeing Star Trek Beyond because they blew all their good will from the reboot on Into Darkness. It doesn't help that Beyond's marketing wasn't great, either. Such a shame.
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5:32PM on 07/31/2016
Re: Star Trek: maybe they shouldn't have made a sequel to a movie that made less than its predecessor, probably didn't make a profit theatrically and was met with dissapointment. Saw this underperforming from a mile away.
Re: Star Trek: maybe they shouldn't have made a sequel to a movie that made less than its predecessor, probably didn't make a profit theatrically and was met with dissapointment. Saw this underperforming from a mile away.
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4:49PM on 07/31/2016
Dear humans,
Go see Star Trek Beyond. What the hell, man? Good reviews from audience and professionals alike. Great balance of classic Trek feel, with modern expected action...
Dear humans,
Go see Star Trek Beyond. What the hell, man? Good reviews from audience and professionals alike. Great balance of classic Trek feel, with modern expected action...
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4:56PM on 07/31/2016
100% agree.
100% agree.
11:34PM on 07/31/2016
I second that. Star Trek Beyond was such a big step up from Into Darkness. I'm disappointed this isn't raking in bigger numbers.
I second that. Star Trek Beyond was such a big step up from Into Darkness. I'm disappointed this isn't raking in bigger numbers.
3:23PM on 07/31/2016
Very happy to see Bourne do well. It was fantastic and I would love to see perhaps a new trilogy based off the storyline and success of this new entry. And if we can't get a sequel to Bourne Legacy with Renner, then I would love to see a crossover for the next Bourne film with both Damon and Renner in it.
Very happy to see Bourne do well. It was fantastic and I would love to see perhaps a new trilogy based off the storyline and success of this new entry. And if we can't get a sequel to Bourne Legacy with Renner, then I would love to see a crossover for the next Bourne film with both Damon and Renner in it.
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5:51PM on 07/31/2016
For real, man. I think you and I are the only two people who liked Legacy. I'll admit, it felt like it was missing a third act, but I thought Renner was good and it was well directed by Tony Gilroy. I hope they don't leave Aaron Cross' story hanging without wrapping it up.
For real, man. I think you and I are the only two people who liked Legacy. I'll admit, it felt like it was missing a third act, but I thought Renner was good and it was well directed by Tony Gilroy. I hope they don't leave Aaron Cross' story hanging without wrapping it up.
6:02PM on 07/31/2016
Legacy was awesome. It was so much better than I expected. Stellar cast and great locations. Still need to check out Jason Bourne this week. Glad you liked it.
Legacy was awesome. It was so much better than I expected. Stellar cast and great locations. Still need to check out Jason Bourne this week. Glad you liked it.
6:07PM on 08/02/2016
I love Legacy too.
I love Legacy too.
3:14PM on 07/31/2016

Oh Dear

What is up with the huge drop off for Star Trek. It seemed like the word of mouth was fairly positive. Was it the bad marketing? This does not bode well for the rest of the series. I believe there were supposed to be five of these, but they may need to conclude with the next one, unfortunately.
What is up with the huge drop off for Star Trek. It seemed like the word of mouth was fairly positive. Was it the bad marketing? This does not bode well for the rest of the series. I believe there were supposed to be five of these, but they may need to conclude with the next one, unfortunately.
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3:20PM on 07/31/2016
The huge drop off sucks since it was such a great stand alone film for the franchise and one of the better films of the summer.

And I really do hope we get to at least see one more Trek film since I love the idea of bringing back Hemsworth as Kirk's dad into the storyline.
The huge drop off sucks since it was such a great stand alone film for the franchise and one of the better films of the summer.

And I really do hope we get to at least see one more Trek film since I love the idea of bringing back Hemsworth as Kirk's dad into the storyline.
4:57PM on 07/31/2016
Seriously! It was so good! My favorite of the new three movies.
Seriously! It was so good! My favorite of the new three movies.
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