Box Office Results: Jason Bourne returns to $60M opening
You won’t see too many new releases on the box-office results chart this week, that’s because the return of Jason Bourne has frightened away the competition.
Taking the top-spot was the newest installment to the Jason Bourne franchise with $60M across 4,026 locations. Jason Bourne was directed by Paul Greengrass, who wrote the script with Christopher Rouse. The film stars Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones and Alicia Vikander.
Dropping from number-one to number-two this week was Star Trek Beyond from Paramount Pictures with $24M, the film remained in 3,928 locations this week and has grossed over $185 M domestically. Star Trek: Beyond was directed by Justin Lin, working off a script written by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung. The film stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban and Zoe Saldana.
The adult-comedy Bad Moms from STX reached third-place with $23.4M across 3,215 locations. Bad Moms was written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, and stars Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn and Kristen Bell.
The Secret Life of Pets, also from Universal Pictures, dropped to fourth-place overall this week with an $18.2M weekend. The popular animated-comedy remained in 3,677 locations this week and has grossed over $296M in just four-weeks. “The Secret Life of Pets” was directed by Yarrow Cheney and Chris Renaud, working off a script written by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. The film stars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart.
Wrapping-up the top-five this weekend was Lights Out from Warner Bros. Pictures with $10.81M across 2,835 locations. The moderate-budget horror-thriller has now grossed over $42.8M in just two-weeks. Lights Out was directed by David F. Sandberg. The screenplay for the film was written by Eric Heisserer but the film itself is based on a short film originally created by Sandberg. Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman and Maria Bello star in the film.
Missing the boat this week was “Nerve” from Lionsgate with a terrible $9M opening across 2,538 locations. Nerve was directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, the screenplay was written by Jessica Sharzer. The film is based on the novel written by Jeanne Ryan. Nerve stars Emma Roberts, Dave Franco and Emily Meade.
Of course Jason Bourne’s reign at the top of the box-office charts may be short-lived, next week Warner Bros. Pictures will be releasing the highly anticipated “Suicide Squad” across 4,150 locations domestically.