Jason Bourne Just Broke An Impressive Franchise Record Overseas

Jason Bourne

Moviegoers went almost a decade without seeing Jason Bourne running and shooting bullets across the big screen, but this year, the formerly amnesiac action hero returned in the aptly-named Jason Bourne. Reviews for the fifth movie in the Bourne series have been decidedly mixed since it was released, but financially, it's done well for itself. So well, in fact, that it has officially become the highest grossing of the Bourne movies overseas.

According to Deadline, Jason Bourne has hauled in over $400 million worldwide, making it the second highest-grossing of the Bourne movies, trailing behind 2007's The Bourne Ultimatum's $442 million. However, over $283 million came from overseas screenings, and when compared to how the other franchise installments fared outside of the United States, it reigns supreme, beating The Bourne Ultimatum, which drew in a little over $215 million overseas. Jason Bourne isn't done earning those international dollars either, as it opened in Japan today. Domestically, Jason Bourne has taken in over $161 million. The report also notes that the movie has surpassed Star Trek Beyond, one of its fellow summer competitors, in global earnings by more than $60 million.

It's no secret that this wasn't a great summer season for movies, but it looks like Jason Bourne has managed to snag onto some success over its few months in theaters. Granted, its financial success isn't at the same level of financial dominance as the likes of Captain America: Civil War or Suicide Squad, but for it to earn more outside the United States than any of its predecessors is still impressive. Taking place a decade after The Bourne Ultimatum, Jason Bourne followed the eponymous protagonist as he was thrust back into action trying to learn about secrets connected to his father. As usual, the story saw him trying to avoid both government agents and more shadowy killers. Clearly international movie fans dug his latest adventure a lot. Well, maybe not everyone...

Right now, it's unclear where the Bourne franchise will go from here. It was reported two months ago that Universal would like Matt Damon and director/producer Paul Greengrass to keep making these movies for as long as possible, but there's been no official announcement about Bourne 6 yet. At one time, there was talk of teaming Jason Bourne and Jeremy Renner's Aaron Cross together, but such a crossover may not be in the cards anymore. Still, one would think that with Jason Bourne's international success, Universal will try to do whatever it takes make a sixth Bourne movie happen, even if it ends up being the final entry in the series.

There's no word yet on when Jason Bourne will be released on home media, but stay tuned to Cinema Blend for that update, as well as any other relevant news concerning the Bourne franchise.

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