The unprecedented spy-sequeal of Jason Bourne returns to box office after nine years with a whooping $60 million opening weekend in the U.S and Canada. The fifth squeal of Jason Bourne is said to topple all records made by Star Trek Beyond and Bad Moms released in last two weeks.
Leading man Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass reunited for the latest release after “The Bourne Ultimatum” in 2007 that opened at massive $69 Million. The Universal action thriller grabbed $50.1M in 46 markets including Korea, UK and Australia, to best all previous Bourne movies on a like-for-like market basis. The score is second best for franchise and Damon’s career.
All eyes are now on Jason Bourne to become the overall biggest in the franchise abroad as well. Each sequel starring Matt Damon drew higher numbers vs. “Bourne Legacy” that went Damon-less notching only $38 million at opening. Universal’s fifth sequence from Robert Ludlum’s novel gross about $14,093 from 4,026 screens in North America, cementing the 2nd highest opening haul for a Bourne title series in history and a positive A- grade on CinemaScore.
Jason Bourne toppled last week’s number one Star Trek Beyond that made $24m and Bad Moms that grossed $24M in their opening weekends. The Secret Life of Pets placed at number 4 rounding off at $18.2M and Horror film Lights Out dropped to number 5 with $10.8M.
Teen thriller “Nerve,” from Lionsgate Entertainment starring Emma Roberts and Dave Franco, decently grossed $15 million since its Wednesday debut also received an A-Grade on CinemaScore. Beyond top 10, Cafe Society and Central Intelligence made 2.3 million and $910,000 gross, respectively over the week.
Box Office Estimation for July 29-30 weekend
Jason Bourne – $60 million
Star Trek Beyond – $24 million
Bad Moms – $23.4 million
The Secret Life of Pets – $18.2 million
Lights Out – $10.8 million
Ice Age: Collision Course – $10.5 million
Ghostbusters – $9.8 million
Nerve – $9 million
Finding Dory – $4.2 million
The Legend of Tarzan – $2.4 million