The Dark Knight fought off two new movies in it’s third weekend in theaters with Total Recall and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, opening in 2nd and 3rd places (respectively). The Dark Knight Rises took in another $36.4 million and passed the $350 million milestone with a total take of $354.6 million. As impressive as that sounds, its about $40 million less than the last Christopher Nolan Batman movie had made in it’s third weekend of release.
The Total Recall remake failed to implant itself as a successful opening with $26 million earned over the weekend. Judging by the trailers, I think the movie looks good but I’ll probably wait for it’s home release. The weekend’s other new release, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, was off from the two previous Wimpy Kid flicks, which earned $22.1 million and $23.8 million in their opening weekends.
Here is the Top 10 for the weekend of August 3 – 5, 2012:
1. The Dark Knight Rises ($36,440,000)
2. Total Recall ($26,000,000)
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days ($14,700,000)
4. Ice Age: Continental Drift ($8,400,000)
5. The Watch ($6,350,000)
6. Ted ($5,479,000)
7. Step Up Revolution ($5,300,000)
8. The Amazing Spider-Man ($4,300,000)
9. Brave ($2,890,000)
10. Magic Mike ($1,380,000)
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