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Matt Damon who? That's what film fans apparently were asking this weekend as according to Film.com, replacement Jeremy Renner helped power "The Bourne Legacy" to a box office victory with an estimated $40.3 million.
The win by "The Bourne Legacy" ended the three week reign of "The Dark Knight Rises," which slipped to third place with an estimated $19.5 million. That put the Christopher Nolan epic well behind the debut of Zach Galifianakis and Will Farrell's political comedy "The Campaign," which earned an estimated $27.4 million.
For a full roundup of the weekend's box office figures, including numbers for "Total Recall" and the Meryl Streep romcomdramedy "Hope Springs," head to Film.com.
Jeremy Renner is not too pleased with (arguably) one of summer's greatest flicks. Yes, we're talking about "The Avengers," beloved by critics and fanboys alike — a phenomenon that almost never happens. So why is Renner so cross? In sum, he thought his character blew did not come across well in the finished flick, Total Film reports.
"For 90% of the movie, I'm not the character I signed on to play," he explains. "It's kind of a vacancy. [He's] not even a bad guy, because there's not really a consciousness to him. To take away who that character is and just have him be this robot, essentially, and have him be this minion for evil that Loki uses... I was limited, you know what I mean? I was a terminator in a way. Fun stunts. But is there any sort of emotional content or thought process? No." Get More »
Starring in two of the biggest movies of the summer, "The Avengers" and "The Bourne Legacy," Jeremy Renner has cemented his spot as the biggest new action star around. While we cheer every time he takes down a bad guy, we can't help but take notice of those bulging muscles and piercing blue eyes. And with two Academy Award nominations already under his belt for "The Hurt Locker" and "The Town," Jeremy clearly has the talent to back up those good looks.
Even though the world has been waiting for "The Bourne Legacy" to hit theaters this summer, leading man Jeremy Renner doesn't think the movie is all that big — at least when it comes to keeping the production under wraps. Renner compared the secrecy involved in "The Bourne Legacy" to his other big summer blockbuster "The Avengers," and his answer might surprise you.
"'The Avengers' was really intense," Renner told MTV. "This one, I suppose, was really small in a lot of ways."
With all of the heart-pounding action and special effects we've seen in the trailer, you could've fooled us. But we guess nothing really gets the uber-fans scrambling for spoilers than assembling some of the most famous superheroes into one movie. Get More »
When it comes to CIA super assassins, no one could top Jason Bourne ... except perhaps Aaron Cross, who takes up his predecessor's mantle in "The Bourne Legacy."
This fellow graduate of the Treadstone program has all the badass Bourne skills without any of the inconvenient amnesia. Together with Dr. Marta Shearling (Rachel Weisz), Cross is going to expose his evil superiors and kick a lot of butt, which is just how Bourne would have wanted it. Get More »
The cinematic odyssey of amnesiatic CIA assassin Jason Bourne left a trail of bodies, property damage and wrecked cars, but there's apparently still more carnage to be mined from this franchise in this week's "The Bourne Legacy."
Picking up after (and sometimes during) the previous three movies, "Legacy" presents a new agent named Aaron Cross dealing with government duplicity as many, many bullets are fired at him, seemingly at all times. As Jeremy Renner inherits the Bourne mantle, we look back at his predecessor to help you catch up. It might be difficult, though — Matt Damon can run really fast. Get More »
In this weekend's "The Bourne Legacy," Jeremy Renner picks up a mega-franchise from where Matt Damon left off, but it wasn't long ago that the Academy Award nominee was making his film debut as an underachieving student in the long-forgotten '90s comedy "National Lampoon's Senior Trip."
Renner's interest in acting blossomed relatively late, when the California native decided to pursue a double major in theater and psychology at Modesto Junior College. Shortly after graduation, Renner made his way to Los Angeles to parlay his passion into a career. His first opportunity came via the play "Search and Destroy," which earned him early buzz from critics. From there, Renner jumped into his first film role at the tender age of 24 with "Senior Trip." Get More »
Well, we suppose there are worse ways to spend an 11-hour flight.
Jeremy Renner definitely needs a vacation. The "Hurt Locker" star has had a whirlwind year, traveling all to and fro promoting and/or filming the likes of "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" and "The Avengers." And now, with "The Bourne Legacy" about to hit theaters, he's definitely hard-up for a nap.
Heh heh ... "hard-up." You're going to find that choice of term hilarious in just a minute. Allow us to elaborate... Get More »
Universal has a lot riding on its Aug.10 release "The Bourne Legacy," their spin-off film revolving around Jeremy Renner's enhanced field agent Aaron Cross, a fellow graduate from the same dangerous driving school as Matt Damon's Jason Bourne.
Though producer Frank Marshall stated a few months ago that he'd like to see both Damon and Renner's black-ops guys go head-to-head in a team-up movie, he clarified to The Playlist that this was merely his own fanboy dream. Who will star in the next movie? Same as "Legacy": Aaron Cross and his ally/snuggle interest Dr. Marta Shearing (Rachel Weisz). Get More »
If there's one thing we know about Jason Bourne and his fellow secret agents it's that they are survivors. Whatever it takes to survive, they'll do. Kill a guy with a pen? Travel from country to country under a series of assumed identities? Drive a car backwards down the interstate? Done, done and done.
So it should be no surprise that according to Deadline, Universal has just announced that they are moving "The Bourne Legacy" from August 3 to August 10 in order to avoid being steamrolled by "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Total Recall."
Hey, the film may not have Matt Damon, but it clearly still has those survival instincts going full bore. Get More »