The film has had rather mixed reviews, but Jason Bourne certainly came out all guns blazing at the box office.
Going up against Star Trek Beyond in its second week, Jason Bourne earned around $60 million at the domestic box office, which is the second biggest opening for the franchise behind The Bourne Ultimatum‘s $69 million back in 2007. It’s also $22 million more that the Jeremy Renner headlined The Bourne Legacy, which shows audiences are interested in seeing Matt Damon return to the role.
Boxofficemojo are also reporting that Jason Bourne is one of the more successful franchise sequels this year, dropping 13.4% from its predecessor compared to the 2016 standard 14.5%.
Jason Bourne also pulled in another $50 million worldwide, giving the film a total of $110 million. With a production budget of $120 million, Universal will be rather happy with this result.
It will be interesting to see if the studio greenlight another Bourne film. The franchise clearly has life in it, but only if Damon is involved.
Jason Bourne is set for release on July 27th in the UK and on July 29th in the States and reunites Matt Damon with Paul Greengrass, director of The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum. Julia Stiles is also back alongside new additions Alicia Vikander (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.), Vincent Cassel (Trance), Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln), Ato Essandoh (Django Unchained), Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler) and Scott Shepherd (Bridge of Spies).