The Bourne Legacy Leaves Mark at the Box Office !

Down goes Batman! Down goes Batman!

It took the car-chasing, gun-shooting adventures of Aaron Cross to do it, but The Dark Knight Rises was finally knocked from its perch atop the box office this weekend. It had spent three weeks at number-one.

But The Bourne Legacy – with Jeremy Renner taking franchise lead over Matt Damon – ended that reign by hauling in $40.3 million on Friday and Saturday.

While topping the opening of The Bourne Identity ($27.1 million), the reboot is so far behind the pace set by the following two installments:

The Bourne Supremacy took in $52.5 million on the way to $176.2 million in 2004, while 2007′s The Bourne Ultimatum started with $69.3 million en route to a $227.5 total.

Remember to visit our friends at Movie Fanatic for all today’s top movie news and check out the top five films from a busy weekend below:

  1. The Bourne Legacy: $40.3 million
  2. The Campaign: $27.4 million
  3. The Dark Knight Rises: $19.5 million
  4. Hope Springs: $15.6 million
  5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days: $8.2 million
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