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    The Bourne Legacy Ends Dark Knight Rises No. 1 Run

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    The Dark Knight Rises' box office domination came to a close this weekend, courtesy of The Bourne Legacy, which nabbed the top spot at $40.3 million.

    The box office numbers for the action-packed Bourne series reboot were below those of the last two Bourne movies, but still high enough for Universal execs to "breathe a sigh of relief" according to the Los Angeles Times, considering their risky new take on the series (which replaced Bourne star Matt Damon with Jeremy Renner).

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    Zack Galifianakis and Will Ferrell's The Campaign also fared well, knocking The Dark Knight Rises a little further down by grabbing the second spot at $27.4 million in its debut weekend. While the opening was a little weaker than expected, the political comedy still had a solid start, especially considering Warner Bros. spent "only" about $60 million to make it.

    Dark Knight Rises landed in third this go-round with $19.5 million, down about 45 percent from last weekend, according to Box Office Mojo

    Elsewhere, rom-com Hope Springs, starring Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones, debuted in fourth with $15.6 million.

    It was a less-than-stellar box office number for Streep who has had three straight wide-release openers of $20-million plus, but it wasn't a bad spot for the older-skewing comedy (which didn't have a particular brand behind it like Mamma Mia). 

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    According to the Los Angeles Times, Streep's 2009 film Julia grossed about the same amount in its first three days, but went on to rake in $94.1 million.

    Here's a complete look at the weekend's top movies, per Friday-Sunday domestic estimates as reported by the studios and BoxOfficeMojo.com stats:

    1.  The Bourne Legacy, $40.3 million

    2. The Campaign, $27.4 million

    3. The Dark Knight Rises, $19.5 million

    4. Hope Springs, $15.6 million

    5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, $8.2 million

    6. Total Recall, $8.1 million

    7. Ice Age: Continental Drift, $6.8 million

    8. Ted, $3.3 million

    9. Step Up Revolution, $2.9 million

    10. (Tie) The Watch & The Amazing Spider-Man $2.2 million

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