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The Dark Knight continues to Rise in the box office

The Dark Knight continues to Rise in the box office

The Dark Knight continues to Rise in the box office

For the third consecutive weekend, The Dark Knight Rises remains solid on top of the domestic 
and international box office, earning $36.4 million and $67 million respectively over the weekend. The comic book blockbuster tally stands at $354.6 million in North America and $378.4 million overseas.

The remake of Schwarzenggers Total Recall, starring Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel, had no chance against the flying Batman, opening this weekend with a modest $22 million in the US to settle in the second spot.

Directed by Len Wiseman, the sci-fi actioner cost $125 million to produce, but failed to match up to the 1990s original, which made $25.5 million in its opening over 20 years ago.

The third spot in the US box office was claimed by the family movie Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, which debuted this weekend with $14.7 million. The movie cost only $22 million to make, so in spite of the mediocre gain, there is no pressure there.

The computer animation Ice Age: Continental Drift continued to impress, capturing the fourth spot in the US with $8.4 million and second spot overseas with $32.8 million.

Seth MacFarlanes raunchy comedy Ted, which landed in the 6th spot in the US with $5.5 million, stormed the international box office with $32 million, cementing its position in the third spot on the weekend. Starring Mark Wahlberg, the film has so far grossed $77.3 million overseas and $203.4 million in the US.

Muted by the theatre shooting and the Summer Olympics, Domestic ticket sales were overall down 25% from the same weekend last year.



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