Box Office: ‘Bourne’ Tops Weekend at $60-M, ‘Hillary’s America’ at $9-M

Box Office: ‘Bourne’ Tops Weekend at $60-M,  ‘Hillary’s America’ at $9-M

Box Office: ‘Bourne’ Tops Weekend at $60-M,  ‘Hillary’s America’ at $9-M


Techno-thriller ‘Nerve’ hits with younger moviegoers, conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza’s documentary ‘Hillary’s America’ approaches $9-M.

Universal’s a unit of Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) Jason Bourne  topped the domestic box office with a strong $60-M from 4,026 theaters, one of the best showings of Summer to date and one of the few franchise titles to come in ahead of its predecessor.

Overseas it topped the foreign chart with $50-M from 56 markets, the best opening of any Bourne film and putting the movie’s global debut at $110.1-M

Jason Bourne cost $120-M to produce, reunites Matt Damon with director Paul Greengrass, who helmed The Bourne Supremacy (2004) and Ultimatum. Males made up 55%of ticket buyers in North America, 60% of the audience was over the age of 35.

This latest Bourne installment earned an A- CinemaScore.

The weekend’s other high-profile entry, STX Entertainment’s Bad Moms, did solid business in its debut, earning $23.4-M from 3,215 theaters to mark one of the better recent openings for an R-rated comedy. And that was enough for a 3rd-place finish behind Jason Bourne and Star Trek Beyond, which earned $24-M-plus in its 2nd frame to cross the $100-Mmark.

Females made up more than 80% of Bad Mom‘s audience, and many of them were older, with 48% of all ticket buyers over the age of 34.

Nerve, Lionsgate’s (NYSE:LGF) thriller starring Emma Roberts and Dave Franco, took in an estimated $15-M over its 5-day debut after hitting theaters Wednesday. Its projected weekend take is $9-M. The film received an A- CinemaScore.

Females also flocked to Nerve (63%), although they were much younger, with 78% of the audience under the age of 25.

Nerve cost under $20-M to make.

Universal and Illumination Entertainment’s The Secret Life of Pets held at #4 in its 4th weekend with $18.2-M for a domestic total of $296.2-M. Overseas, the animated hit took in another $29.5-M from its first 21 markets for a foreign take of $99-M and global box office of $395.2-M.

New Line and Warner Bros.’ a unit od Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) horror hit Lights Out continued to impress in its 2nd frame, falling 42% to $10.8 million for a domestic total of $42.9-M. Overseas, the pic has taken in $20.8-M for a global box office of $63.7-M, the film cost $5-M to produce.

Lights Out rounded out the top five, while Ice Age: Collision Course fell to # 6 in its 2nd frame as it continued to lose to Pets. From Fox (NASDAQ:FOX), Collision Course declined 51% to $10.5-M for a domestic box office of $42.1-M.

Conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza’s documentary Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party stayed at No. 10, earning $2.4-M from 1,066 theaters for $8.7-M. The critical look at Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton became the top-grossing doc YTD.

And at the specialty box office

James Schamus’ feature directorial debut Indigation, and Meera Menon’s corporate thriller Equity both saw solid openings. Released by Roadside Attractions and Summit, Indignation grossed $89,872 from 4 theaters in Los Angeles and New York for a location average of $22,268. Equity earned $80,729 from 4 locations for a screen average of $20,182 for Sony Pictures Classics (NYSE:SNE).

Have some fun, see a movie this week.

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