Without Arnold Schwarzenegger, “Total Recall” didn’t have the muscle to power past “The Dark Knight Rises” at the box office this weekend. The final Batman movie finished in first place once again, taking in $36.44 million. “TDKR” has grossed roughly $354,638,00 in its first three weeks of release. It is currently the third highest grossing movie of the year, so far, and has a good chance of surpassing “The Hunger Games”, which is sitting at $406,703,000 domestically.
The “Total Recall” remake ended up finishing in second with $26 million. The other new release of the weekend was “The Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” which took in $14.7 million, well short of the $23.7 million take of the second movie, “Rodrick Rules”.
Rounding out the top five were “Ice Age: Continental Drift”, with $8.4 million and “The Watch” with $6.35 million. The 20th Century Fox Corp. has three movies in the top five this week, which isn’t bad, considering none of them are really any good.
Next week, “The Dark Knight Rises” will face a real threat to its top spot. “The Campaign” starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis is set to hit theatres along with “The Bourne Legacy”, featuring Jeremy Renner and Edward Norton.
1. "The Dark Knight Rises" (Warner Bros.): $26,000,00
2. "Total Recall" (Sony): $14,700,000
3. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days" (20th Century Fox): $14,700,000
4. "Ice Age: Continental Drift" (20th Century Fox): $8,400,000
5. "The Watch" (20th Century Fox): $6,350,000
These numbers are estimates according to Box Office Mojo. The actual numbers will be released on Monday August 6, 2012.
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