1. The Bourne Legacy – $40,3 million [debut week] Audiences were curious to see the new face of the Bourne franchise and Jeremy Renner delivered a solid opening. Strong word of mouth means this should play well through the end of the month.
2. The Campaign – $27.3 million [debut week] – Will Ferrell and Zack Galfinakas’ political comedy was ideal for audiences likely tired of being bombarded by the Obama/Romney ads.
3. The Dark Knight Rises – $19.5 million [$390.1 million: 4th week] The longtime champ finally was beaten out this week. This weekend’s haul brings it up to #15 on the all-time list.
4. Hope Springs – $15.6 million [debut week] Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones’ older-theme romantic comedy probably still had a lot of its audience watching the Olympics so don’t be surprised to see this staying in the top 5 for awhile.
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Dog Days: [2nd week - $30.5 million] – Another steady week for the family film. This will likely be replaced next week by “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” for family entertainment.