Turns out the Bourne franchise doesn't need Matt Damon to open big. The Bourne Legacy took the top spot this weekend with $40.3 million, followed by fellow new release The Campaign, which earned $27.4 million. The Dark Knight Rises is still hanging tight in the top three with $19.5 million, and Hope Springs took $15.6 million in its opening weekend. Family film Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days rounded out the top five with $8.2 million.
Summer movie season is rolling on this week with three exciting new releases. We'll see Jeremy Renner take on another action franchise with The Bourne Legacy, along with costars Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton. Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones are headed to couples therapy with Steve Carell in Hope Springs, and Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis will duke it out in The Campaign. Check out all the pics, and let us know which movie you're the most excited for!
I'm notorious for compiling playlists solely composed of songs from movie soundtracks, and as of late, my ears have perked up at quite a few tunes featured in trailers. Wondering what that song is from the trailer for The Perks of Being a Wallflower? Or that awesome cover in the preview for The Great Gatsby? Find out which songs are playing in the trailers you've seen recently — tracks from quirky indie artists like M. Ward to heavy-hitting hip-hop stars such as Jay-Z and Kanye West. (And if there are any missing that you're wondering about, let us know in the comments!)
As she's proved time and time again, Meryl Streep is a pro. Just ask her cabinet of Oscars, Emmys, and Golden Globes. But in the new trailer for Hope Springs it appears her character Maeve has lost her touch, or at least she has with Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones), her hubby of 31 years. After concluding that their marriage has lost its spark, Maeve and Arnold head to Great Hope Springs for an intensive couples therapy retreat, led by Dr. Bernie Field (Steve Carell). Along the road to reconciliation, the two encounter roadblocks, hijinks, and a banana.
Many Meryl Streep fans might be excited about this movie, but if this trailer were a person, I would be like "TMI, man." I know Jones was hot back in the day, but I do not want to picture him having a threesome with Streep and their neighbor. Having said that, the non-sexy stuff does look pretty cute, and given that it's being directed by David Frankel, who was behind 2006's The Devil Wears Prada and 2008's Marley & Me, it might be one of the feel-good movies of the Summer. Hope Springs comes out August 10, so watch the preview after the jump.