'Bourne Legacy' Tops 'Dark Knight' At Weekend Box Office
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The Dark Knight Rises no more. The Bourne Legacy, which features Jeremy Renner as a super soldier from the same program as Matt Damon's Jason Bourne, topped Batman at the box office this weekend with $40.3 million.
Even though it didn't earn as much as the previous two films (Bourne Supremacy earned $52.5 million in 2004, and Bourne Ultimatum earned $69.3 million in 2007), Renner's reboot showed Hollywood producers that the Bourne franchise can live on without Damon.
Bourne also knocked The Dark Knight Rises from its perch, ending the film's reign as the number one box office performer at three weeks in a row. The Dark Knight earned $19.5 million, putting its total at over $390 million.
In second place this weekend was the new political farce The Campaign. The film, which stars Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis as rivals fighting for a seat in Congress, earned $27.3 million in its opening weekend.
Rounding out the top five at the box office were the romantic comedy Hope Springs, with Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones as a couple looking to put some fire back in their marriage, ($15.6 million) and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days with ($8.2 million).
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