`Bourne Supremacy' clearly identified as No. 1

Box office

July 26, 2004

LOS ANGELES - Matt Damon's The Bourne Supremacy, the sequel about the amnesiac assassin he played in The Bourne Identity, debuted as the top weekend movie with ticket sales of $53.5 million, according to studio estimates yesterday.

That was nearly double the opening weekend take of $27.1 million for Identity in summer 2002.

Halle Berry's critically derided comic-book adaptation Catwoman opened a distant third with $17.16 million, behind I, Robot, which took in $22.05 million to lift its 10-day total to $95.4 million.

Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 was No. 7 with $5 million, lifting its domestic total to $103.35 million, the first documentary ever to top $100 million.

Two films debuted strongly in limited release. The samurai tale The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi opened with $56,778 in four theaters. Colin Farrell's drama A Home at the End of the World premiered with $66,000 in five theaters.

Estimated ticket sales in millions for Friday through Sunday at North American theaters, according to Exhibitor Relations (final figures will be released today):

1. Bourne Supremacy $53.5

2. I, Robot $22.0

3. Catwoman $17.1

4. Spider-Man 2 $15.0

5. Cinderella Story $8.0

6. Anchorman $7.1

7. Fahrenheit 9/11 $5.0

8. The Notebook $4.4

9. King Arthur $3.0

10. "Shrek 2 $2.4

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