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Jason Bourne bolts to the top of the box office

It was a big weekend for the man named Bourne, as the latest instalment of the venerable spy franchise managed to bring in an audience. Here’s what went down:

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Jason Bourne, which saw the return to the franchise of both star Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass, managed an excellent debut weekend, hitting the top spot at the box office with an estimated $60 million. That would be the second highest in the franchise and the best showing since 2007’s The Bourne Ultimatum. Though the reviews were still decidedly lacklustre for the movie, audiences clearly had an appetite for Damon in what has become his defining role.

As for the rest of the top five, Star Trek Beyond dropped 60% to land in third place with $24 million, crossing the $100 million mark. R-rated comedy Bad Moms debut in third place with an estimated $23 million, a strong showing for the film. The Secret Life of Pets was in fourth place with $18.2 million, while Lights Out closed things out in fifth with $10.7 million.

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

1) Jason Bourne – $49 million
2) Star Trek Beyond – $28 million
3) Bad Moms – $23 millon
4) The Secret Life of Pets – $15 million
5) Lights Out – $11 million

And here’s how the weekend is estimated to turn out:

1) Jason Bourne – $60 million
2) Star Trek Beyond – $24 million
3) Bad Moms – $23 millon
4) The Secret Life of Pets – $18.8 million
5) Lights Out – $10.7 million

Next weekend sees the release of Suicide Squad. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!

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About Andy Burns

Andy Burns is the Interactive Content Editor for SiriusXM Canada, and has been the Editor-In-Chief of the pop culture website Biff Bam Pop! since its inception in 2008. He is also a Staff Writer for Rue Morgue Magazine. Andy's book, Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks, was published in 2015 by ECW Press. His next book, on Stephen King's The Stand, will be published by Cemetery Dance in 2018.

Posted on July 31, 2016, in box office predictions, General, movies and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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