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'The Dark Knight Rises' falls to 'The Bourne Legacy' at box office

Still of Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz in the 2012 film 'The Bourne Legacy.' (Courtesy of Universal Pictures)

August 12, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
After three weeks of box office domination, "The Dark Knight Rises" has finally fallen.

This weekend's No. 1 movie was "The Bourne Legacy" starring Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz.

In its debut weekend, the reboot of the "Bourne" series took in an estimated 40.3 million. With strong numbers, the studio says there's now an option of filming even more sequels.

The No. 2 spot went to the political comedy "The Campaign" at 27.4 million.

In third was "The Dark Knight Rises," earning 19.5 million.

The top 10 films of the weekend:

1. "The Bourne Legacy," $40.3 million ($7.8 million international).
2. "The Campaign," $27.4 million ($2.1 million international).
3. "The Dark Knight Rises," $19.5 million ($34.2 million international).
4. "Hope Springs," $15.6 million.
5. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days," $8.2 million ($1 million international).
6. "Total Recall," $8.1 million ($18.7 million international).
7. "Ice Age: Continental Drift," $6.8 million ($16.2 million international).
8. "Ted," $3.3 million ($20.3 million international).
10. "The Amazing Spider-Man," $2.2 million ($3 million international).

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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