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'BOURNE' THRILLS AUDIENCES TO TAKE TOP SPOT, $70M

Superspy Jason Bourne delivered more than an ultimatum this weekend as the third in a series of spy thrillers topped box office charts and delivered the biggest August opening of a film ever.

The Bourne Ultimatum took in $70.2-million this weekend, far surpassing the openings of the earlier Bourne films based on novels by Robert Ludlum.

The second in the series, The Bourne Supremacy, earned $52.5-million in its opening weekend in 2004, while the first film, The Bourne Identity, had an opening weekend take of $27.1-million in 2002.

The film's opening bodes well for a robust August, which is typically when the summer movie season begins to cool off. This weekend's top 12 films earned a whopping 36 percent more than the top 12 did in the same weekend last year.

FAST FACTS

Top 5 movies

1. The Bourne Ultimatum, $70.2-million

2. The Simpsons Movie, $25.6-million

3. Underdog, $12-million

4. I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, $10.5-million

5. Hairspray, $9.3-million

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