Director Patty Jenkins has obtained a milestone achievement, topping her box office debut in 2003, Monster. Fifty Shades of Grey previously held the box office record. In fact, the movie ranks no. 43 all time for opening weekends, according to Boxofficemojo. No. 1 all time belongs to Star Wars: The Force Awakens with just under $250 million.
But, the list got us thinking about our favorite movies on the list. Here’s our top three. You can check the all time list here.
Coming in at no. 3, the 2013 release of The Great Gatsby with approximately $50 million its opening weekend, ranking last all time out of all of the 208 movies ranked.
Based on the 1925 F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel of the same name, reflects on World War I veteran Nick Carraway’s, played by Tobey Maguire, encounter with millionaire Jay Gatsby, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, during the height of the roaring twenties in New York.
Moving on, no. 2 is Jason Bourne, with just under $60 million its opening weekend, ranking 147th all time. Based on the Bourne trilogy, a series of spy fiction novels written by American author, Robert Ludlum, it’s the direct sequel to The Bourne Ultimatum. There was another movie in between that didn’t star Matt Damon, opposed to the first three, but us die hard fans don’t like to talk about that.
Anyway, the film provides a nostalgic feel for fans that craved to Damon reprise his role at least one more time, but honestly barely moves the needle when it comes to expanding Bourne’s story after finding his true identity. Ironically, Damon cited this potential problem, as to why he bailed on fourth film in the series.
However, with a cliffhanger ending it appears Damon will have at least more one opportunity to develop the story of Bourne.
To round things out, our favorite movie on the list is I Am Legend, ranking 79th all time with just under $80 million in its opening weekend. The film’s based on a novel of the same name starring our city’s own Will Smith. Set in New York, Smith’s’ character is the last human in his state other than virus infected mutants.
However, Smith’s character manages to create a cure just before killing the mutants, and himself, where he was working on an infected woman that the mutants wanted back. The move allowed the cure to remain safe, and able to restore humanity.
Let us know your top favorites!