Weekend Box Office Report: July 29-31, 2016
Jason Bourne comes back for big bucks!
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.
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|#||MOVIE TITLE||WKND $||TOTAL $|
|1.||Jason Bourne||$60 M|
|2.||Star Trek Beyond||$24 M||$105.7 M|
|3.||Bad Moms||$23.4 M|
|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|
|Source:||Box Office Mojo|