Bourne Wins But Doesn't Wow Box Office
'The Campaign' and 'Hope Springs' fare well in top 5
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 12, 2012 2:16 PM CDT
This film image released by Columbia Pictures shows Meryl Streep as Kay Soames, left, and Tommy Lee Jones as Arnold Soames in a scene from "Hope Springs."   (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures-Sony, Barry Wetcher)
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(Newser) The Bourne Legacy gunned down the box office this weekend but didn't hit a bull's eye like former Bourne flicks. The franchise reboot opened at No.1 with $40.3 million, outpacing R-rated comedy The Campaign ($27.4 million) and dropping The Dark Knight Rises to third ($19.5 million). The adult dramedy Hope Springs, with Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones, opened well in fourth ($15.6 million). Moviegoing is down this weekend thanks to the Olympics, and late-night showings remain soft after the Dark Knight massacre, says the Hollywood Reporter.