Universal's The Bourne Legacy is off to a strong start at the domestic box office, where it is on track to gross between $15 million and $18 million on Friday for a weekend debut in the $45 million range.
Bourne Legacy is a key test for Universal, which is looking to reinvigorate its marquee franchise with a new leading man -- Jeremy Renner.
The strength of both Bourne Legacy and Warner Bros.' R-rated comedy The Campaign is welcome news for Hollywood and theater owners after a tough few weeks.
Jay Roach's The Campaign -- headlining Will Ferrell and Zack Galifianakis as political rivals -- is expected to gross between $9 million and $10 million on Friday for a debut in the mid-$20 million range.
Both new movies are doing better than expected so far.null