The Dark Knight Rises punishment must be more severe. And by more severe I mean, at last nearly a month after the film arrived in theaters TDKR finally got knocked off for the number one spot at the box office. The Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner, while not being the best Bourne film still managed to make $40M and really leave TDKR in the dust.
In the second spot this weekend was the Will Ferrell comedy The Campaign which also managed to beat TDKR at the box office, bringing in $27M. It’s the best opening weekend Ferrell has had with a film since he lent his voice to Megamind back in 2010, and just a hair under the $30M that The Other Guys made.
Racking up the third spot is Christopher Nolan’s third film in the Dark Knight franchise, The Dark Knight Rises, which still brought in $19M, bringing its lifetime domestic total of $390M. It’s expected to cross the $400M mark next weekend, a feat only accomplished by one other film this year.
The fourth and fifth films at the box office this weekend were the Tommy Lee-Jones/Meryl Streep rom-com, Hope Springs and the film adaptation of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, with $15M and $8M respectively.
Here’s the full top 10:
*numbers in millions* (TOTAL)
1) The Bourne Legacy – $40.2 (NEW)
2) The Campaign – $27.4 (NEW)
3) The Dark Knight Rises – $19.5 ($390.1)
4) Hope Springs – $15.6 (NEW)
5) Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days – $8.2 ($30.5)
6) Total Recall – $8.1 ($44)
7) Ice Age 4: Continental Drift – $6.7 ($144)
8) Ted – $3.2 ($209.9)
9) Step Up Revolution – $2.8 ($30.1)
10) The Watch – $2.2 ($31.3)