Box Office Report

Ultimate 'Supremacy'

A ''Bourne'' leader, Matt Damon tops the box office. The sequel wins out over Will Smith's ''I, Robot'' and Halle Berry's ''Catwoman''

Matt Damon, Franka Potente, ... | DOUBLE TROUBLE Damon (with Franka Potente) doesn't know who to trust in ''Supremacy''
DOUBLE TROUBLE Damon (with Franka Potente) doesn't know who to trust in ''Supremacy''

It might be time to shuffle the order of that A-list: Matt Damon's "The Bourne Supremacy" debuted this weekend with a fantastic $53.5 million, higher than recent showings by big-name stars like Will Smith and Brad Pitt.

Thanks to "The Bourne Identity'''s extreme popularity on DVD, "Supremacy" almost doubled "Identity'''s $27.1 million opening-weekend take from two years ago. Impressively, the spy sequel premiered higher than "I, Robot" ($52.2 million), "Troy" ($46.9 million), and "Van Helsing" ($51.7 million).

"I, Robot," meanwhile, plummeted 58 percent in its second weekend to $22.1 million, bringing its 10-day total to $95.4 million. But it did manage to place higher than Halle Berry's "Catwoman," whose negative reviews limited its first weekend gross to only $17.2 million.

Completing the top five were "Spider-Man 2," which slipped to $15 million (its total is now $328.5 million) and Hilary Duff's modern-day fairy tale "A Cinderella Story," which grossed $8 million in its second weekend. With $29.8 million in 10 days, this modest production is likely to see a happy ending.

Originally posted Jul 25, 2004