This was the weekend of sequels! Out of the top five spots only two of the spots were originals.
The 5th instalment in the Bourne franchise (to some people the 4th) easily took the number one spot at the box office this weekend coming in just short of $60 Million. This means that Jason Bourne had the second highest opening weekend in the Bourne franchise right behind The Bourne Ultimatum which made $67M back in 2007.
Coming in Second Place was the third installment in the new Star Trek franchise, Star Trek Beyond, which brought in almost $24 Million in its second weekend.
The last new release on this list, Bad Moms, the R rated comedy about moms tired of being perfect parents, was able to rake in nearly $24 Million on its opening weekend on a reported budget of $20 Million.
Check out the rest of the top five below!
No 1. Jason Bourne – $59,215,365 in its first weekend of release.
No 2. Star Trek Beyond – $24,754,339. Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $106,474,717
No 3. Bad Moms– $23,817,340 in its first weekend of release.
No 4. The Secret Life of Pets – $18,915,340. Bringing its total gross in its 4th weekend to $296,882,885.
No 5. Ice Age: Collision Course– $10,988,839. Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $42,598,462.
When looking at these Box Office results some people are quick to point out that the numbers that Jason Bourne made seem low. However, I would argue that Universal Studios is probably happy with what the film made. It has been nearly 10 years since the release of the last Bourne film that stared Matt Damon, and managed to be one of the highest money makers in terms of opening Box Office.
Where the disappointment here lies is with Star Trek Beyond which dropped 58% from its opening weekend. And when looking at the Box Office returns of the previous two movies and this film we see that each opening weekend has gotten lower. Star Trek back in 2009 made $75 Million opening weekend, Star Trek Into Darkness made $70 Million in 2013, and now Star Trek Beyond opened this year with $59 Million. Is the Star Trek franchise done after its third installment? I guarantee that is a question that Paramount is currently considering.
What do you think of this weekend’s Box Office results? Comment below and we can make it a discussion.
If you want to see how the rest of the movies did you can follow the link here to Box Office Mojo.