Monday, August 13, 2012

The Dark Knight Falls to #3

The Dark Knight Rises only made it for three weeks at the top of the Box Office list before falling to the third position on its fourth weekend. Taking Batman's #1 spot is none other than Bourne himself, or, to be more accurate, another Bourne sequel.

On its opening weekend, The Bourne Legacy made $40.3 million domestically, followed closely by the Will Ferrel comedy The Campaign.

"'The Bourne Legacy' came in well behind the $69.3 million debut of [Matt] Damon's last entry in the series, 2007's 'The Bourne Ultimatum,'" according to the Star Tribune. "But the new film had a strong start and establishes Renner as a sturdy frontman to keep the franchise running."

Even though The Dark Knight Rises has been knocked out of the first place position, it has raised its overall domestic total to $390.1 million and will likely break $400 million this upcoming weekend. If it does break $400 million, it will become only the second Warner Bros. film in history to reach that point, after 2008's The Dark Knight.

According to the Star Tribune, "Revenues for the finale [of Nolan's Batman trilogy] are running 12 percent behind 'The Dark Knight,' which had climbed to $441.6 million at the same point in its theatrical run." Some of the drop in revenue is undoubtably due to the Colorado shooting, but Hollywood also experiences an overall decrease in revenue during the Olympics. Analysts are expecting more viewers to go to the theater once the Olympics are over. Despite its lower financial numbers domestically, The Dark Knight Rises has been doing extremely well overseas. Across the ocean, the film has made over $445.3 million, giving it a worldwide gross of $835 million.

Here are the estimated ticket sales from Friday August 10th through Sunday August 12th at U.S. and Canadian theaters:

1. The Bourne Legacy - $40.3 million
2. The Campaign - $27.4 million
3. The Dark Knight Rises - $19. 5 million
4. Hope Springs - $15.6 million
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days - $8.2 million
6. Total Recall - $8.1 million
7. Ice Age: Continental Drift - $6.8 million
8. Ted - $3.3 million
9. Step Up: Revolution - $2.9 million
10. The Amazing Spider-Man - $2.2 million

And here are the top ten PlayStation 3 games for August, courtesy of Game Informer:

1. NCAA Football 13
2. Quantum Conundrum
3. The Walking Dead
4. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dawnguard
5. Dragon's Dogma
6. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
7. Dyad
8. Max Payne 3
9. Spec Ops: The Line
10. Rainbow Moon

 - Edessa, signing off

1 comment:

  1. Hopefully The Bourne Legacy will be good, I probably will go see it later this week. :)
    The time has come for The Dark Knight Fall, "The fire rising on more." (TDKR reference). Thanks for the update.



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