|Jun 14, 2002||The Bourne Identity||$60,000,000||$27,118,640||$121,468,960||$214,357,371|
|Jul 23, 2004||The Bourne Supremacy||$85,000,000||$52,521,865||$176,087,450||$288,587,450|
|Aug 3, 2007||The Bourne Ultimatum||$130,000,000||$69,283,690||$227,471,070||$442,161,562|
|Aug 10, 2012||The Bourne Legacy||$125,000,000||$38,142,825||$113,203,870||$280,355,920||Play|
|Jul 29, 2016||Jason Bourne||$120,000,000||$59,215,365||$149,356,725||$319,009,772||Play|
Box Office History for Bourne Movies
|Dec 11, 2007||The Bourne Ultimatum||$127,001,730||$2,238,735||$129,240,465|
|Dec 11, 2012||The Bourne Legacy||$30,477,715||$25,441,623||$55,919,338|
August 16th, 2016
The overall box office was a little weaker than expected with Suicide Squad falling nearly as fast as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice did. On the other hand, Sausage Party opened better than expected earning a solid second place. Overall, the box office pulled in $172 million over the weekend, which is 25% smaller than last weekend. Compared to the same weekend last year, the box office was 16% higher and that’s the most important number. Year-to-date, 2016 has pulled in $7.43 billion, putting it 5.3% ahead of last year’s pace. The box office just needs to maintain its $380 million lead throughout the rest of the summer to be considered a success.
August 11th, 2016
Before we talk about the weekend predictions... If you can read this, it means my transfer worked well enough and I can do work from my parents house while pet-sitting. I will be at my parents place for three weeks looking after their dog and cat. I was at their house for less than 30 minutes before stepping into a puddle of dog drool. It is going to be a very long three weeks. ... As for the releases for the week, they are all amazing. The film earning the weakest reviews at the moment is Sausage Party, which is earning 82% positive reviews. 82% positive is the weakest of the three wide releases. That's amazing. On the other hand, it won't be the biggest release of the week. Pete’s Dragon has a better than 50/50 chance at reaching $100 million in total; however, as a family film, it will start relatively slow, but have good legs. Finally, there’s Florence Foster Jenkins, which is an early Oscar contender. It is not opening in a lot of theaters, so it is going to need great word-of-mouth to thrive. None of these new releases will match last year’s number one film, Straight Outta Compton, so it will be up to Suicide Squad to keep 2016 on the winning track. I think it will collapse by more than 60%, but 2016 has a lot better depth than 2015 and it will come out on top.
August 7th, 2016
One of the most talked-about debuts of the year is shaping up to be one of the better ones. Suicide Squad will open with about $135 million, according to Warner Bros., easily the biggest weekend in August, beating Guardians of the Galaxy’s $94.3 million in 2014. It’s also the 3rd-best weekend in 2016, and should earn a little more than Deadpool’s $132 million debut. In spite of these awesome stats, there’s about as much negative press for the film as positive, and some of it not entirely fair.
August 6th, 2016
As expected, Suicide Squad broke the record for the biggest day in August with $65.13 million on Friday. Its opening day to preview multiplier was 3.17, which is not that much worse than the 3.28 earned by Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014. This is surprising, as Suicide Squad’s reviews have fallen to just 26% positive, while Guardians of the Galaxy earned 91% positive reviews. You would think word-of-mouth would tank Suicide Squad. Granted, it is just one day and perhaps it will fall as fast as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice did throughout the rest of the weekend. Or perhaps moviegoers liked the movie significantly more than critics did. Its CinemaScore was a B+, which is not good, but not terrible. Or perhaps the lack of A-list comic book characters means it wasn’t able to get the average moviegoer as excited as they were for BvS, so it won’t be as front-loaded despite the worse reviews. Given this opening day, the film is on pace for $137 million, according to our model, which is on the very high end of expectations. That said, things might change tomorrow when we get the weekend estimates: the model’s range of uncertainty goes from $119 million at the low end to $154 million at the high end.
August 4th, 2016
Jason Bourne opened in first place on the international chart with $50.74 million in 5,006 theaters in 48 markets. There were two markets that had a claim for biggest opening for the film: South Korea and the U.K. The film earned third place in South Korea with $8.02 million on 826 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $11.39 million. Meanwhile in the U.K., it earned second pace with $10.09 million in 561 theaters. The film earned first place in Australia with $5.85 million on 554 screens. Compared to the biggest hit in the franchise, The Bourne Ultimatum, these results were mixed. On the one hand, Ultimatum finished with less than $15 million in South Korea during its total run there, so an opening of over $11 million is amazing. On the other hand, Ultimatum opened with nearly $13 million in the U.K., which is close to 30% more than Jason Bourne’s opening. It will take a few more openings, plus a look at the film’s legs, to tell where it has finished.
August 2nd, 2016
There was no surprise at the top of the weekend box office chart, as Jason Bourne easily won with $59.22 million. This was on the high end of expectations, but not quite as strong as Star Trek Beyond’s opening last weekend. Both of the other two new releases, Bad Moms and Nerve, also did well. In fact, none of the films we talked about before the weekend missed expectations. The overall box office was down a little compared to last weekend, but a 3.1% decline is hardly noteworthy. More importantly, the box office was 30% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2016 saw its lead over 2015 nearly double to $260 million or 4.0%. Being ahead $6.84 billion to $6.58 billion at this point of the year is a good position to be in, but it wouldn’t take a major collapse for 2016 to fall behind 2015 by year’s end.
July 31st, 2016
When it comes to “star power” in Hollywood, I’ve been a skeptic ever since we launched our Bankability Index, and started looking at the real influence a single actor has on the performance of a film. With some notable exceptions (Tom Cruise and Sandra Bullock chief among them these days), actors generally don’t move the box office dial much when they appear in a generic film. But this weekend’s opening of Jason Bourne shows what the combination of the right actor in the right role can do. In spite of virtually identical reviews to 2012’s The Bourne Legacy, the new film, a franchise un-re-boot if you will, starring Matt Damon in the role he made iconic, will post a very solid $60 million this weekend. To be fair, that’s a bit behind the inflation-adjusted openings of The Bourne Ultimatum and The Bourne Supremacy, but it’s far better than the $38 million earned by Legacy when it debuted.
July 28th, 2016
The month of July comes to an end this weekend and there are three wide releases hoping the month goes out on a high note. Jason Bourne is the only one with a shot at first place, while Bad Moms is looking to become a solid counter-programming hit. Meanwhile, Nerve opened on Wednesday and it just doesn’t want to slip between the cracks. As far as holdovers are concerned, Star Trek Beyond's daily numbers are average for the summer, but that will still be enough to hit the century mark over the weekend. It won’t be the only film to reach $100 million over the weekend. This weekend last year was led by Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation with $55.52 million. I don’t think Jason Bourne will top that, but since the second best film, Vacation, made less than $15 million, I think 2016 will win on depth.
July 1st, 2016
It's July 1st, which is Canada Day. To celebrate, I wanted to give a gift to my American readers down south, so here's a bunch of "u"s. U, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u. Now you can spell words like "colour" and "neighbour" correctly. As for the July preview... June wasn't a good month, despite Finding Dory being on pace to become the biggest hit of the year so far. Most other films failed to match expectations and as a result, 2016's lead over 2015 has nearly evaporated. In fact, ticket sales are below last year's pace. So how does July look in comparison? Well, last July, there were five films that earned more than $100 million, led by Minions, which earned more than $300 million. This July, there are five films that should earn more than $100 million, led by The Secret Life of Pets, which should earned around $250 million. I don't think July 2016 will live up to July 2015, but it should be close. Maybe if one of the expected midlevel hits is a surprise $100 million hit, or if two more of the $100 million hits crack $200 million, then the month will look great. Or one of the expected $100 million hits could flop and 2016 will actually fall behind 2015, even without taking into account ticket price inflation.
June 14th, 2016
It is a much slower week than it was last time. In fact, the only two reviews this week were for releases that came out last week. That doesn't mean we don't have any good releases and there are a few contenders for Pick of the Week. Of these, Hello, My Name is Doris is the one I'm most interested in buying and the Blu-ray, while not loaded with extras, is the Pick of the Week. I'm also giving an honorary Puck of the Week to Dark Matter: Season 1, which is a Canadian Sci-fi series.
(On a side note, Amazon's list of new releases is a mess with a bunch of Game of Thrones and Star Trek titles, most of which don't even have images. This made sorting through the new releases a lot harder.)
May 9th, 2016
It is officially the summer blockbuster season, which is historically the worst time of year for the home market. We are usually flooded with duds from January and February. However, this year we have the biggest hit of the year so far, Deadpool, which is coming out on DVD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and 4K. Unless your eyesight is better than 20/20, 4k is not worth the upgrade, but the Blu-ray is the Pick of the Week. It isn't the only contender for that title. Mustang (DVD or Blu-ray) and The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (Blu-ray) are also must haves.
Note: This list contains actors which appear in at least 2 movies of the franchise.
|Matt Damon||4||Jason Bourne||$1,264,116,155||$7,848,046,115||16.1%|
|Julia Stiles||4||Nicky Parsons||$1,264,116,155||$2,191,983,935||57.7%|
|Joan Allen||3||Agent Helen Landy||$1,011,104,932||$1,790,290,308||56.5%|
|Franka Potente||2||Marie St. Jaques||$502,944,821||$936,283,337||53.7%|
|Brian Cox||2||Ward Abbott||$502,944,821||$4,061,948,436||12.4%|
|David Strathairn||2||Noah Vosen||$722,517,482||$2,976,481,835||24.3%|
|Scott Glenn||2||Ezra Kramer||$722,517,482||$2,425,992,866||29.8%|
|Albert Finney||2||Dr. Albert Hirsch||$722,517,482||$2,833,723,682||25.5%|
|Tom Gallop||2||Tom Cronlin||$730,749,012||$1,125,427,456||64.9%|
Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least 2 movies of the franchise.
Executive Producer (1)
Inspired by the "Bourne" Series Created by (3)
Executive Producer (1)
Based on Characters Created by (1)
Story Creator (2)
Executive Producer (3)
|Henry Morrison||4||Executive Producer (4)||$1,330,114,704||$1,330,114,704||100.0%|
Unit Production Manager (2)
Assistant Director (1)
Additional Editor (1)
Executive Producer (1)
|John Powell||4||Composer (4)||$1,264,116,155||$13,394,390,809||9.4%|
|Jeffrey M. Weiner||3||
Executive Producer (2)
|Oliver Wood||3||Cinematographer (3)||$945,106,383||$2,997,468,333||31.5%|
|Dan Hegeman||3||Sound Effects Editor (3)||$936,874,853||$11,054,550,084||8.5%|
|Paul L Sandberg||2||Producer (2)||$730,749,012||$730,749,012||100.0%|
|Ben Smith||2||Producer (2)||$599,365,692||$615,877,654||97.3%|
|Andrew R. Tennenbaum||2||Co-Producer (2)||$502,944,821||$619,754,538||81.2%|
|Luc Etienne||2||Assistant Director (2)||$502,944,821||$1,995,793,335||25.2%|
Production Designer (1)
Supervising Art Director (1)
Assistant Director (2)
|Colin O'Hara||2||Associate Producer (2)||$607,597,222||$607,597,222||100.0%|
Second Unit Director (2)
Stunt Coordinator (2)
|Scott Millan||2||Re-recording Mixer (2)||$502,944,821||$9,083,423,651||5.5%|
|Bob Beemer||2||Re-recording Mixer (2)||$502,944,821||$3,036,353,040||16.6%|
|Per Hallberg||2||Supervising Sound Editor (2)||$502,944,821||$7,329,298,000||6.9%|
|Dan Hubbard||2||Casting Director (2)||$607,597,222||$1,728,055,987||35.2%|
|Christopher Assells||2||Sound Effects Editor (2)||$502,944,821||$3,809,502,972||13.2%|
|Dino R. Dimuro||2||Sound Effects Editor (2)||$502,944,821||$2,003,045,482||25.1%|
|Peter Myles||2||Music Editor (2)||$607,597,222||$3,330,373,289||18.2%|
|Kimaree Long||2||Dialogue Editor (2)||$502,944,821||$1,125,231,020||44.7%|
|Joseph Middleton||2||Casting Director (2)||$502,944,821||$2,982,428,130||16.9%|