The Dark Knight Rises has had a great run but it hasn’t been making enough money to rival the predecessor, The Dark Knight. It has come to a point where the third Batman flick has peaked and the next Bourne flick will take that spot this weekend. Jeremy Renner, who is a great actor, showed everyone his acting potential over the past couple of years and his role in The Avengers had everybody talking. Hopefully, the new Bourne trilogy does for Renner what the old trilogy did for Matt Damon.
The Bourne Legacy looks okay, like a reboot of the entire series. But people like more of the same. They may say that they want change but like Willy Loman, they’re attracted to more of the same. Can The Bourne Legacy make money because of this lack of change? Most definitely. Matt Damon made a name for himself because of the Bourne series and I think Renner can further establish his because this series. I just wish that another actor would’ve taken the lead. I see the film making at least $41.3 million.
The third Batman film has been in the headlines for both the right and wrong reasons, which may or may not have put a damper on the box-office results. Anyway, the film has made a ton of money and even earned over $300 million in just twelve days. It still hasn’t made more money than The Avengers but who cares, it was a better film anyway. I see a $27.3 million gross this weekend.
The Campaign is going to place third with $16 million this weekend. Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis seem like a comedy dream team but this may turn some people off because of the racy things in the trailer, the soft spoken version of Zach, and the political backdrop of the film. But I think this is the film I will be seeing this weekend. I really enjoy watching both of these men on screen and director Jay Roach will bring some authenticity to a political film. He has directed some really great political dramas in the past for HBO.
Total Recall and Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3 will round out the top five with $13 million and $9 million, respectively. Audiences and critics alike have crapped on Total Recall so this drop is inevitable and Wimpy Kid 3 is targeted to a super niche market.
The First Five
- 1. The Bourne Legacy $41.3 M
- 2. The Dark Knight Rises $27.3M
- 3. The Campaign $16 M
- 4. Total Recall $13 M
- 5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days $9 M