Here's Why 'Jason Bourne' Is Both a Box-Office Hit and a Disappointment

- "Jason Bourne" successfully takes the first spot at box office.

After bringing the largest opening day of any Bourne movie on Friday, Jason Bourne, the fifth movie in the franchise and the fourth starring Damon, wound up at $60 million, second only to the $69 million debut weekend for The Bourne Ultimatum in 2007. The last movie in the franchise was technically "The Bourne Legacy", which did not feature Matt Damon in the titular role and opened in the August doldrums of 2012.

"For a film that cost $20 million, when you make your budget (back) opening weekend, it's time to pop the champagne", Bock says.

"There's overlap with its older audience and the people who went to see 'Bourne, '" Dergarabedian said. Despite the new film's mixed-to-negative reception, it's clear that the franchise still has moneymaking legs.

The film, in its second week in release, took in an estimated $24 million and has a domestic total of $105.7 million and a global take of $160.5 million.

In third was the R-rated Bad Moms with $23.4 million in its first weekend in release. This theater count was far greater than Bad Moms' 3,215 theaters and Nerve' 2,538 theaters. This week is no exception, with several notable movies - including the latest Jason Bourne installment and a new star-studded raunch comedy - set to hit the big screen.

As for how the summer movie season compares so far with past summers, this past weekend saw the box office take in more money than the equivalent weekend previous year, with the box office grosses being up by nearly 30 percent, according to Associated Press writer Lindsey Bahr.

The Star Trek franchise proved it still has some box office firepower last weekend by winning with $59.2 million after receiving glowing reviews.

Grayson believes the film will continue to draw crowds in the coming weeks, because there are no other raunchy comedies with female leads on deck. Rounding out the top five was the horror flick "Lights Out" which earned $10.8 million. This is a very strong opening for a female cast; the Ghostbusters reboot, by contrast, is in its third week and has yet to crack $100 million.

The Secret Life of Pets dropped to number four with takings of $18.2m (£13.8m).



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