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Flicks Flashback: 'Bourne Supremacy' still holds up a decade later

The Bourne Supremacy
The Bourne Supremacy
Universal

After the success of 2002’s “The Bourne Identity” it was a forgone conclusion there’d be a sequel, but the question was could it deliver the same reaction at the box office. The sequel, “The Bourne Supremacy” solidified the franchise as a success and now even without Matt Damon in the lead role, it still is riding high.

The Bourne Supremacy
Original Release Date: July 23, 2004
The Line (in millions) – Budget: $85, Opening: $52.5, Total: $176, Worldwide: $288.5

Flicks Facts:

- The movie was originally supposed to the end of the film franchise, but when it succeeded and the studio ordered a third, producers had to write around their original finale to keep it going.

-Events of the movie were shot in reverse order of location.

-Jason Bourne never smiles in the movie.

Other Notable Milestones

1 Year Ago
The Wolverine
Original Release Date: July 26, 2013
The Line (in millions) – Budget: $115, Opening: $53.1, Total: $132.5, Worldwide: $416.4

Flashback: Very few actors can successfully own a role like Hugh Jackman does with Wolverine…and audiences love him.

5 Years Ago
G-Force
Original Release Date: July 24, 2009

The Line (in millions) – Budget: $150, Opening: $31.7, Total: $119.4, Worldwide: $287.3

Flashback: While this was hit thanks to a strong international showing, it was miss stateside. A movie about a group of special-ops guinea pigs…can’t imagine why it under-performed.

15 Years Ago
The Haunting
Original Release Date: July 23, 2004

The Line (in millions) – Budget: $80, Opening: $33.4, Total: $91.1, Worldwide: $180.1

Flashback: Horror remakes tend to play well during the summer and this one fronted by Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Owen Wilson and Lily Taylor was no different.

20 Years Ago
The Client
Original Release Date: July 22, 1994
The Line (in millions) – Budget: $45, Opening: $17.1, Total: $92.1, Worldwide: $117.6

Flashback: John Grisham’s a king on the bookshelves and a king of the cinema. In this case it even netted lead Susan Sarandon a Oscar nomination.

Next week: The art of the twist re-defined.