Matt Damon has made a triumphant return as super spy Jason Bourne after a nearly 10-year hiatus.
The Paul Greengrass-directed sequel to The Bourne Ultimatum raked in a healthy $60 million (£45.5 million) on its opening weekend in the US, according to studio estimates.
Not adjusted for inflation, it's the second highest opening of the series, behind The Bourne Ultimatum's $69.3 million (£52.6 million) debut in 2007 -- the last time Matt appeared in the starring role.
"In the exit polls, the No 1 reason for people checking it out was the previous films," said Nick Carpou, Universal's president of domestic distribution. "Audiences were ready for it and satisfied."
According to exit data, audiences were 55% male, and 60% were over the age of 35.
The film opened on July 11 in the UK.