Actor Jeremy Renner's Bourne franchise debut has ended Batman's three-week reign at the top of the U.S. box office.
The Bourne Legacy has rocketed to the top of the film countdown with an opening weekend tally of $40.3 million (£25.2 million) - $13 million (£8.1 million) more than second-placed comedy The Campaign.
The Dark Knight Rises drops two spots to three with a healthy fourth weekend take of $19.5 million (£12.2 million) and Meryl Streep's new romantic comedy Hope Springs debuts at four with $15.6 million (£9.75 million).