Weekend Box Office: ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Holds At #1 For Third Weekend

By Staff  |  08/06/2012

The Dark Knight Rises

Despite a pair of new releases, including the much hyped Total Recall reboot, The Dark Knight Rises held onto the top spot at the weekend box office for the third week in a row.

The Batman finale of director Christopher Nolan's epic trilogy raked in another $36.4 million, taking its domestic total to nearly $355 million. The film also set an IMAX record, with nearly $48 million of the film's gross coming from the large-screen format. Apparently, Nolan shot more than 40% of The Dark Knight Rises in IMAX.

In at #2 is Total Recall, which stars Colin Farrell in a new take on the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger thriller of the same title. It pulled in just $26 million to start. The film is a 2012 reboot of the futuristic Philip K. Dick short story, We Can Remember It For You Wholesale, in which Farrell plays a man who struggles to piece together his memory after he discovers the life he's been living is a fabrication. Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel co-star.

Fox family comedy, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, debuted at #3 with $14.7 million.

Ice Age: Continental Drift fell to #2 to #4 this week with $8.4 million to bring its total to $131 million; and The Watch closes out the top 5 with $6.3 million and $25.3 million in two weeks.

That's a wrap for this weekend. This upcoming week, look out for the release of action thriller The Bourne Legacy, Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis' The Campaign, the Meryl Streep comedy/drama Hope Springs , and Nitro Circus the Movie 3D.

This weekend's top 10 is as follows:

1. "The Dark Knight Rises," $36.4 million.
2. "Total Recall," $26 million.
3. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days," $14.7 million.
4. "Ice Age: Continental Drift," $8.4 million.
5. "The Watch," $6.35 million.
6. "Ted," $5.5 million.
7. "Step Up Revolution," $5.7 million.
8. "The Amazing Spider-Man," $4.3 million.
9. "Brave," $2.9 million.
10. "Magic Mike," $1.4 million.