It was a good weekend to be Matt Damon as “Jason Bourne,” the fifth entry in the series, opened to a strong $60 million debut – the second highest opening for both a ‘Bourne’ and Damon film behind only 2007’s franchise box-office and creative peak – “The Bourne Ultimatum”.
The new film is also going strong overseas with $50 million from fifty-six markets, making it the best opening of any Bourne title. It also earned an A- CinemaScore, indicating audiences were more keen for it than critics were.
Bourne wasn’t the only serious player either. The raunchy comedy “Bad Moms” opened to a healthy $23.4 million and a third place finish – making back its production budget in one weekend. Meanwhile Lionsgate’s young-skewing “Nerve” opened on Wednesday to a very healthy $15 million five-day haul.
“Star Trek Beyond” fell 60% in its second weekend to a $24 million second place spot and a $105.7 million domestic haul so far.