Universal's action-thriller "Jason Bourne" debuted at the No. 1 spot on comScore Inc.'s video-on-demand rankings for the week ended Dec. 11, with 3-D animation "The Secret Life of Pets" coming in at No. 2.
The fifth installment of the "Bourne" film franchise is a direct sequel to 2007's "The Bourne Ultimatum." The movie sees Matt Damon reprising his role as former CIA assassin and amnesiac Jason Bourne as he tries to uncover hidden truths about his father. The movie also stars Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Julia Stiles, Vincent Cassel and Riz Ahmed.
The action sequel made about $162.2 million at the U.S. box office and $253.1 million abroad for a global total of about $415.2 million, compared with a production budget of $120 million, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com. ComScore estimated "Jason Bourne" to have grossed $162.1 million in the U.S.
"Jason Bourne" received a lukewarm reception from both the critics and the audiences, garnering a "rotten" 56% rating on RottenTomatoes.com, with the consensus that it "delivers fans of the franchise more of what they've come to expect -- which is this sequel's biggest selling point as well as its greatest flaw." The audience score on the website was 58%. On Metacritic, it received a score of 58 out of a 100 and a user score of 6.5. On IMDb, the movie's rating stood at a 6.7 as of Dec. 21.
Debuting at No. 2, "The Secret Life of Pets" tells the story of a terrier, Max, whose life is upended when his owner takes in a stray, Duke, who Max takes an instant dislike to. The movie features the voice talents of Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Steve Coogan, Ellie Kemper, Bobby Moynihan, Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Hannibal Buress, Jenny Slate and Albert Brooks.
"The Secret Life of Pets" raked in $368.2 million at the domestic box office and $507.1 million overseas for a worldwide total of about $875.3 million, against a production budget of $75 million, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com. According to comScore estimates, the film grossed $368 million locally.
Critics were very receptive of "The Secret Life of Pets" and it received a "certified fresh" rating of 86% on RottenTomatoes.com, which wrote that "Fast-paced, funny, and blessed with a talented voice cast, The Secret Life of Pets offers a beautifully animated, cheerfully undemanding family-friendly diversion." The audience score on the website was 64%. It earned a 61 out of 100 on Metacritic, with a user score of 6, while IMDb's rating was a 6.6.
Walt Disney Co.'s neo-Western heist-crime "Hell or High Water" was at the No. 7 spot for the period. The movie follows two brothers, a divorced father and an ex-con, who carry out a series of bank robberies in order to save their family farm. It stars Chris Pine, Ben Foster and Jeff Bridges.
The movie generated $27 million at the domestic box office, according to comScore estimates, compared with a production budget of $12 million, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.
The movie was hailed by both the critics and the general audiences, receiving a 98% "certified fresh" rating on RottenTomatoes.com, with the critic consensus that it "offers a solidly crafted, well-acted Western heist thriller that eschews mindless gunplay in favor of confident pacing and full-bodied characters." The audience score on the website was 89%. On Metacritic, the movie received an 88 out of 100 and a user score of 8.3, with IMDb's rating standing at 7.8.
Meanwhile, Disney's Buena Vista topped the 2016 box office gross chart for the major studios analyzed, with a take of about $2.64 billion, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence data for the year through week 50.
Time Warner Inc.'s Warner Bros. was at the No. 2 spot with a box office total of about $1.86 billion, followed by Comcast Corp.'s Universal at No. 3 with about $1.26 billion. Sony Corp. was at No. 4 for the measured period with $894.4 million, while Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. was at No. 5 with $337 million.