'The Dark Knight Rises' Shows No Signs Of Sinking With $36.4 Million
The Dark Knight Rises is going nowhere. Not for at least another week anyway. Christopher Nolan's Batman epic took the top spot at the box office for the third consecutive week, raking in $36.4 million this past weekend, reports CBS News.
The finale in Nolan's trilogy has now made $355 million domestically, making it easily one of the biggest movies of the year. Elsewhere at the box-office, the remake of 'Total Recall' starring Colin Farrell opened in second place with $26 million, while 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days' tapped into the family market for a respectable opening of $14.7 million. Warner Bros' head of distribution Dan Fellman said he wasn't surprised by The Dark Knight Rises' strong showing, saying, "The support from audiences across North America has been outstanding.The movie speaks for itself, and the unfortunate tragedy that took place hurt everyone (shooting in Denver).
Further down the box-office, Seth Macfarlane's comedy 'Ted' made an additional $5.5 million to cross the $200 million mark domestically.