Weekend box office: Jason Bourne survives Bad Moms
The general critical consensus around JASON BOURNE is that it wasn’t as good as THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM, but it was still a blast. That has translated into a decent performance at the weekend box office, although it looks like it will fall short of the $69 million opening that Ultimatum enjoyed. But internationally, JASON BOURNE (click the link to read our review) is cleaning up, which I’m guessing will mean an announcement of a fifth Matt Damon lead Bourne movie any day now and you’ll get no complaints from me. Like Universal recently said, I think Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass should make Bourne movies until Damon can’t physically do them anymore. JASON BOURNE did about as well as everyone expected, but the surprise of the weekend might be from BAD MOMS, which is on pace to make close to $30 million. That’s quite a haul for a comedy without an a-list star or from an established comedy team.
Next week belongs to SUICIDE SQUAD, which should take the top spot. There are question marks surrounding the film, but if we assume JASON BOURNE loses 50% of its audience, then SUICIDE SQUAD should easily take in more than $30 million. I think a lot of people are interested to see how well it does considering the critical panning BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE received and the rumored reshoots. The other new movie of the weekend is NINE LIVES. You have to be careful betting against kids movies, but with THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS in the top five and FINDING DORY hanging on in the top ten, I don’t think NINE LIVES will be able to beat SUICIDE SQUAD. Note: the numbers below will be updated as they become final.
1. Jason Bourne $60.8m
2. Bad Moms $26.5m
3. Star Trek Beyond $22.9m
4. The Secret Life of Pets $18.6m
5. Lights Out $10.8m
6. Ice Age: Collision Course $10.7m
7. Ghostbusters $9.8m
8. Nerve $9.6mKabili $5m
9. Finding Dory $4.1m
10. The Legend of Tarzan $2.3m