Jason Bourne proved he’s as dangerous as ever, as Matt Damon’s ex-CIA assassin came in from the cold for the first time in nine years, and grossed $60 million at the North American box office. Universal Pictures’ spy thriller brought in another $50 million overseas, the best performance of any film in the franchise.
The U.S. opening fell short of the $69 million earned by 2007’s “The Bourne Ultimatum” — the last time Damon was on the lead role — but surpassed the $38.1 million debut of 2012’s “The Bourne Legacy,” which starred Jeremy Renner. “Jason Bourne” marks the second-best North American opening for the franchise.
“Star Trek Beyond” trailed at No. 2 in the domestic box office with just north of $24 million, pushing the Paramount sequel past the $100 million mark in its second weekend. It was followed closely by newcomer “Bad Moms” at No. 3 with $23.4 million, “The Secret Life of Pets” with $18.2 million (bringing its domestic haul to $296.2 million), and “Lights Out” with $10.8 million (for a total of $42.9 million).
(via The Hollywood Reporter)
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