BOX OFFICE: THE BOURNE LEGACY Set To Take The #1 Spot From THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
The release of The Bourne Legacy was pushed back in order to keep the film out of the way of The Dark Knight Rises, and early tracking indicates that the decision may have paid off as it now looks set to earn $40 million this weekend. Read on for details.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that The Bourne Legacy should have no trouble walking away with the #1 spot this weekend as The Dark Knight Rises looks set to battle it out with Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis' The Campaign. The reboot of the Bourne franchise sees Jeremy Renner taking over from Matt Damon's Jason Bourne as Aaron Cross, although events in the film run parallel to events seen in the previous instalments. Early tracking indicates that The Bourne Legacy will debut with around $40 million. The Bourne Identity (2002) opened to $27.1 million, The Bourne Supremacy (2004) opened to $52.3 million, and The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) opened to $69.3 million.
The narrative architect behind the Bourne film series, Tony Gilroy, takes the helm in the next chapter of the hugely popular espionage franchise that has earned almost $1 billion at the global box office: The Bourne Legacy. The writer/director expands the Bourne universe created by Robert Ludlum with an original story that introduces us to a new hero (Jeremy Renner) whose life-or-death stakes have been triggered by the events of the first three films. For The Bourne Legacy, Renner joins fellow series newcomers Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Stacy Keach and Oscar Isaac, while franchise veterans Albert Finney, Joan Allen, David Strathairn and Scott Glenn reprise their roles.
Jeremy Renner as Aaron Cross
Rachel Weisz as Stephanie Snyder
Edward Norton as Byer
Joan Allen as Pam Landy
David Strathairn as Noah Vosen
Albert Finney as Dr. Albert Hirsch
Scott Glenn as Ezra Kramer
RELEASE DATE: August
3rd 10th, 2012
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