Five years ago, a couple of friends debuted in action franchises two weeks apart. There was one survivor.
The Bourne Identity
Damon was a surprise choice for Robert Ludlum’s famed Jason Bourne character.
U.S. Gross: $122 mil
Follow-ups: The Bourne Supremacy brought in $176 mil. Now Ultimatum looks like a hit with both audiences and critics.
The Sum of All Fears
Affleck inherited Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan series from Harrison Ford and Alec Baldwin.
U.S. Gross: $119 mil
Follow-ups: Still none in the works, though Paramount bought the rights to Clancy’s Red Rabbit back in 2003.