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The Dark Knight Rises remains on top of US box office

The Dark Knight Rises remains on top of US box office

The Dark Knight Rises remains on top of US box office

The Dark Knight Rises continued to dominate the US and international box office with ease over the weekend, drawing $64.1 million and $122.1 million respectively. In spite of the tragic shooting accident in Colorado last week, Christopher Nolans final Batman title has grossed an impressive $537.7 million worldwide in its 10 days release. 

 

Limping way behind in the second place was Ice Age: Continental Drift, which adds another $13.3 million over the weekend, totaling $114.8 million since its US release. The latest sequel in the computer-animated franchise  also claimed the second spot overseas with $49.4 million, helping it to break the half-billion gross mark ($514 million) in the international box office.

 

Foxs comedy The Watch landed in the third place, debuting with a meager $13 million dollar in the US box office. Starring Ben Stiller,Vince Vaughn, Johah Hill and Richard Ayoade, the sci-fi pic is about a group of neighbourhood watch volunteers who stop an alien attack. 

 

Dance movie, Step Up Revolution also had a disappointing opening weekend, earning only $11.8 million in the US box office, well short of the previous three films in the dance franchise pic. Released in 3D, the film cost $33 million to produce. 

 

The fifth spot was claimed by Mark Wahlbergs raunchy comedy, Ted, which drew $7.4 in the US box office.

 

The Amazing Spider-Man ranked 6th in the US box office with $6.8 million and 4th in the international box office with $12.2 million. Since its release, the fourth movie in the blockbuster series has earned $412.7 million overseas and 242.1 million in the US. It was followed by Pixars The Brave, which landed in the 7th spot in the US box office with $4.2 million and in the 5th spot internationally with 9.6 million. 

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