Blogs > Tuned in to Pop Culture

They’re not standing around the watercooler, but Cheryl Sadler, Mark Meszoros, Mark Podolski and Nicole Franz are talking about what they’ve been watching, listening to and playing during their free time.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

'The Bourne Legacy' wins weekend box office in debut

"The Bourne Legacy" has finally uncovered the way to knock "The Dark Knight Rises" out of the top spot. Jeremy Renner makes it to the top of the box office again this summer ("The Avengers"), this time without a cadre of superheroes at his side. I haven't seen the new 'Bourne' film but it's definitely on my to-watch list.

From the Associated Press

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1. “The Bourne Legacy,” $40.3 million ($7.8 million international). (Review by The News-Herald's Mark Meszoros: 'Bourne Legacy' solid, but feels like it’s keeping things warm for Damon)
2. “The Campaign,” $27.4 million ($2.1 million international). (Review by the AP's Michael Rechtshaffen: 'The Campaign' is flimsy political satire)
3. “The Dark Knight Rises,” $19.5 million ($34.2 million international).(Review by Meszoros: 'Dark Knight Rises' overly ambitious, but Batman end is satisfying)
4. “Hope Springs,” $15.6 million. (Review by the AP's Christy Lemire: Streep, Jones give 'Hope Springs' real punch)
5. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days,” $8.2 million ($1 million international). (Review by Rechtshaffen: Third 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' not so wimpy after all)
6. “Total Recall,” $8.1 million ($18.7 million international). (Review by Lemire: New 'Total Recall' slick, forgets to have fun)
7. “Ice Age: Continental Drift,” $6.8 million ($16.2 million international). (Meszoros review: 'Ice Age: Continental Drift' out duels Pixar's 'Brave')
8. “Ted,” $3.3 million ($20.3 million international). (Meszoros review: McFarlane's 'Ted' has raunchy 'Family' appeal but also heart)
9. “Step Up: Revolution,” $2.9 million.(Review by Scripps Howard's Sara Bauknecht: 'Step Up: Revolution' has moves, not story)
10. “The Amazing Spider-Man,” $2.2 million ($3 million international). (Meszoros review: 'Amazing Spider-Man' feels unnecessary but still succeeds)
— Nicole Franz | | @FranzOrFoe

Labels: , , , ,


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home