Box office: Jason Bourne shoots his way to the top

Box office: Jason Bourne shoots his way to the top July 31, 2016

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A rogue former assassin fought his way back to the top of the box office this week.

Jason Bourne — the fifth film in the spy series and the fourth to star Matt Damon — grossed an estimated $60 million between Thursday and Sunday nights.

That’s the second-best opening for both the Bourne franchise and Damon personally, behind the third film in the series, The Bourne Ultimatum (2007, $69.3 million).

It is also the second-best opening for Tommy Lee Jones, who plays a villainous CIA chief, behind Captain America: The First Avenger (2011, $65.1 million).

Jason Bourne has also, in a single weekend, outgrossed all of Alicia Vikander’s other films (previous champ: The Man from U.N.C.L.E., 2015, $45.4 million).

The film also earned another $50.1 million overseas this weekend.

Bad Moms, a raunchy comedy about three women who rebel against the pressure to be “perfect” mothers, came in third this week with an estimated $23.4 million.

And Nerve, a thriller about a high school student who gets caught up in a dangerous online game, landed in eighth place this week with an estimated $9 million.

Among not-so-new films, Finding Dory earned $4.2 million and ranked ninth for the week, thereby raising its domestic gross to $469 million and bumping it up to eighth place on the all-time top ten list in North America (behind two Star Wars films, two James Cameron films, The Avengers, Jurassic World and The Dark Knight).

Finding Dory has been rolling out more slowly overseas, where it has currently earned $361.5 million. Its worldwide total currently stands at $830.5 million, which, believe it or not, is only good enough for 52nd place on the all-time worldwide chart.

Meanwhile, in other box-office news…

Star Trek Beyond earned $24 million and ranked second in its second week, thereby raising its domestic cume to $105.7 million. The film has earned another $54.8 million overseas for a global total of $160.5 million.

The Secret Life of Pets earned $18.2 million and ranked fourth in its fourth week, thereby raising its domestic cume to $296.2 million. The film has earned another $99 million overseas for a global total of $395.2 million.

Lights Out earned $10.8 million and ranked fifth in its second week, thereby raising its domestic cume to $42.9 million. The film has earned another $20.8 million overseas for a global total of $63.7 million.

Ice Age: Collision Course earned $10.5 million and ranked sixth in its second week, thereby raising its domestic cume to $42.1 million. The film has earned another $183 million overseas for a global total of $225.1 million.

Ghostbusters earned $9.8 million and ranked seventh in its third week, thereby raising its domestic cume to $106.2 million. The film has earned another $52.1 million overseas for a global total of $158.3 million.

And The Legend of Tarzan earned $2.4 million and ranked tenth in its fifth week, thereby raising its domestic cume to $121.9 million. The film has earned another $187.2 million overseas for a global total of $309.1 million.

Now for a bit of extra data on the year’s top-grossing animated films:

In North America, The Secret Life of Pets now ranks 12th among animated films:

  • 2016 — Finding Dory (Pixar) — $469.0 million
  • 2004 — Shrek 2 (DreamWorks) — $441.2 million
  • 1994 — The Lion King (Disney) — $422.8 million
  • 2010 — Toy Story 3 (Pixar) — $415.0 million
  • 2013 — Frozen (Disney) — $400.7 million
  • 2003 — Finding Nemo (Pixar) — $380.8 million
  • 2013 — Despicable Me 2 (Universal) — $368.1 million
  • 2015 — Inside Out (Pixar) — $356.5 million
  • 2016 — Zootopia (Disney) — $341.3 million
  • 2015 — Minions (Universal) — $336 million
  • 2007 — Shrek the Third (DreamWorks) — $322.7 million
  • 2016 — The Secret Life of Pets (Universal) — $296.2 million
  • 2009 — Up (Pixar) — $293.0 million
  • 2001 — Monsters, Inc. (Pixar) — $289.9 million

Overseas, Zootopia still ranks fifth:

  • 2013 — Frozen (Disney) — $875.7 million
  • 2015 — Minions (Universal) — $823.4 million
  • 2012 — Ice Age: Continental Drift (Fox) — $715.9 million
  • 2009 — Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Fox) — $690.1 million
  • 2016 — Zootopia (Disney) — $681.6 million
  • 2010 — Toy Story 3 (Pixar) — $648.2 million
  • 2013 — Despicable Me 2 (Universal) — $602.7 million
  • 1994 — The Lion King (Disney) — $564.7 million
  • 2003 — Finding Nemo (Pixar) — $555.9 million
  • 2012 — Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (DreamWorks) — $530.5 million

And worldwide, Finding Dory now ranks 12th (but it’s still only 31st overseas):

  • 2013 — Frozen (Disney) — $400.7 + 875.7 = 1276.5 million
  • 2015 — Minions (Universal) — $336.0 + 823.4 = 1159.4 million
  • 2010 — Toy Story 3 (Pixar) — $415.0 + 648.2 = 1063.2 million
  • 2016 — Zootopia (Disney) — $341.3 + 681.6 = 1022.9 million
  • 1994 — The Lion King (Disney) — $422.8 + 564.7 = 987.5 million
  • 2013 — Despicable Me 2 (Universal) — $368.1 + 602.7 = 970.8 million
  • 2003 — Finding Nemo (Pixar) — $380.8 + 555.9 = 936.7 million
  • 2004 — Shrek 2 (DreamWorks) — $441.2 + 478.6 = 919.8 million
  • 2009 — Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Fox) — $196.6 + 690.1 = 886.7 million
  • 2012 — Ice Age: Continental Drift (Fox) — $161.3 + 715.9 = 877.2 million
  • 2015 — Inside Out (Pixar) — $356.5 + 501.0 = 857.4 million
  • 2016 — Finding Dory (Pixar) — $469.0 + 361.5 = 830.5 million
  • 2007 — Shrek the Third (DreamWorks) — $322.7 + 476.2 = 799.0 million
  • 2010 — Shrek Forever After (DreamWorks) — $238.7 + 513.9 = 752.6 million

Plus, if you adjust for inflation, Finding Dory now ranks 13th among animated films in North America:

  • 1937 — Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs — $943.9 million ($184.9 million 1937-1993)
  • 1961 — One Hundred and One Dalmatians — $865.3 million ($144.9 million 1961-1991)
  • 1994 — The Lion King — $772 million ($422.8 million 1994-2011)
  • 1940 — Fantasia — $719.2 million ($76.4 million 1940-1990)
  • 1967 — The Jungle Book — $638.1 million ($141.8 million 1967-1990)
  • 1959 — Sleeping Beauty — $629.4 million ($51.6 million 1959-1986)
  • 2004 — Shrek 2 — $615.3 million ($441.2 million 2004)
  • 1940 — Pinocchio — $583.7 million ($84.3 million 1940-1992)
  • 1942 — Bambi — $551.7 million ($102.2 million 1942-1988)
  • 2003 — Finding Nemo — $533.3 million ($380.8 million 2003-2012)
  • 1950 — Cinderella — $522.2 million ($93.1 million 1950-1987)
  • 1955 — Lady and the Tramp — $482.7 million ($93.6 million 1955-1986)
  • 2016 — Finding Dory — $469.0 million
  • 1992 — Aladdin — $454.2 million ($217.4 million 1992)
  • 2010 — Toy Story 3 — $452.1 million ($415 million 2010)
  • 2001 — Monsters, Inc. — $427.4 million ($289.9 million 2001-2012)
  • 2013 — Frozen — $424.7 million ($400.7 million 2013)
  • 1999 — Toy Story 2 — $414.3 million ($245.9 million 1999)
  • 2001 — Shrek — $409.5 million ($267.7 million 2001)
  • 2007 — Shrek the Third — $406.2 million ($322.7 million 2007)

Next week brings us Suicide Squad and Nine Lives.

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