As "The Dark Knight Rises" approaches $400 million domestically, "The Bourne Legacy" returns in sold form. With a take of $40.2 million, the reboot, with a new lead, wins the weekend easily.
But for laughs, "The Campaign" was not bad at all with a haul of $27.4 million. Meanwhile, "Hope Springs" seems more like "Hope Springs a Leak" as it opened poorly in fourth. Now, to be fair, the theater count was not what major releases get, and it opened on a Wednesday for some reason. So, the weekend total was $15.6 million and now it it at $20 million.
Getting back to the laughs idea, with Will Ferrill and Zach Galifianakis, this one is what one may call perfect timing. Let's see if it has legs as the weeks roll around and the presidential campaign heat up with those conventions looming. The real comedy story has to be that of "Ted." It is now over $200 million as it sits at No. 8. Not bad at all. In fact, it is these sleeper films that make the studios smile.
1. "The Bourne Legacy" - $40.2 million
2. "The Campaign" - $27.4 million
3. "The Dark Knight Rises" - $19.5 million
As for "Total Recall," it fell a whopping 68 percent in its second week and some may want a recall of the film. There never seemed to be any real need for this one and the box office numbers are proving that.
The other list will deal with the fact that four movies are still playing and are in the top 20 all-time, as far as domestic box office is concerned. Yes, that does include "Titanic" in 3D. Looking at the numbers, one need not go too far without seeing "The Avengers" on the ship's tail. A few years back, it was unheard of that any film would approach "Titanic" and "Avatar," but that is no longer the case. They will be passed.
All-time domestic box office (top 100) for films currently still playing
No. 2 - "Titanic" - $658.6 million
No. 3 - "The Avengers" - $617 million
No. 12 - "The Hunger Games" - $407 million
No. 15 - "The Dark Knight Rises" - $390 million
No. 65 - "The Amazing Spider-Man" - $255 million
No. 90 - "Brave" - $227 million