UPDATED: 'The Bourne Legacy' Hits $97.7 Million Worldwide on August 12, 2012
Sunday (8/19) Update: Universal reports that The Bourne Legacy grossed $18.2 million from 2,042 locations in 18 territories this weekend. The international total now stands at $28.1 million, although the sequel still has 45 territories remaining to open in.
The worldwide cume is an estimated $97.7 million through Sunday.
Sunday (8/12): Universal reports that The Bourne Legacy is off to a decent start worldwide. The action flick roped in $40.3 million domestically and another $7.8 million from 694 locations in 13 territories. The Bourne Legacy has big shoes to fill internationally considering that The Bourne Ultimatum made more than $215 million back in
Key international stats from Universal:
• The Philippines is the top opener at No. 1 with $2.7M at 130 dates - the biggest opening ever for Universal in this market.
• Singapore opened No. 1 with a very strong $1.4M at 26 dates.
• Taiwan opened No. 2 with a very good $1.2M at 67 dates.
Over the next few months the film will open in major territories around the world. Next week, it opens in Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Spain and the U.K. and Ireland.
Keira Knightley Lands 'Jack Ryan' Female Lead on August 11, 2012
The Hollywood Reporter announced on Friday that Keira Knightley has been cast as the female lead in the upcoming Jack Ryan prequel/reboot. Chris Pine is set to star as the titular hero. Kenneth Branagh is directing the Paramount release.
Chaff Cast for 'Catching Fire' on August 10, 2012
Lionsgate announced today via Facebook that E. Roger Mitchell has been cast as Chaff in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.