Monday, August 6, 2012

Three's A Charm: "Rises" #1 For Third Straight Weekend

The Dark Knight Rises is on a roll, topping the box office for the third weekend in a row.

Accoring to The Star Tribune, "The finale in Christopher Nolan's epic Batman trilogy has now made nearly $355 million domestically alone," and that number just keeps on rising. Rises probably won't have as stellar of a box office run as The Avengers did (and certainly not as good as Avatar's or Titanic's), but it is still a thrilling conclusion - both visually and financially - to Nolan's Batman trilogy.

Revenue for Rises "only dropped 41 percent compared to the 43-percent drop in week three that 'The Dark Knight' experienced in 2008" (Star Tribune). Even the infamous Colorado shooting has not dettered Rises' box office experience.

The film also set an IMAX box office record by grossing about $48 million of its revenue from IMAX screenings alone.

Even though Total Recall - the reboot of the Arnold Schwarzenegger film by the same title - had to settle for second place domestically this weekend, it also inhabits the number one box office spot in countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand. Total Recall cost approximately $125 million to make, but it has a good start in earning all of that money back.

Here are the estimated ticket sales for Friday August 3rd through Sunday August 5th at U.S. and Canadian theaters:

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

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

1. NCAA Footbal 13
2. Quantum Conundrum
3. The Walking Dead
4. Civilization V; Gods and Kings
5. The Elder Scrolls V; Skyrim - Dawnguard
6. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy
7. Spelunky
8. Dyad
9. Resonance
10. Spec Ops: The Line

 - Edessa, signing off


  1. Not surprised that TDKR is still on top, but I hope it does not get close to reaching The Avengers. :)


  2. I am not very surprised that Diary of a Wimpy Kid didn't really do that well. I didn't expect much of it.


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