“The Dark Knight” Steps on “Step Up” and “The Watch”

Despite competition from the Olympics and moviegoers still trepidatious about heading to the theaters following the Aurora, CO tragedy, The Dark Knights Rises still took in a huge $62.8 million at the box office over the weekend for a big total of $287.8 million. The film is in third place in terms of movies getting to that bit a total so quickly following The Dark Knight and The Avengers. I expect Rises will rise to the $500 million range when all is said and done…. Opening in the wake of Batman was the latest dreadful comedy from Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller and Jonah Hill, The Watch, which tanked big time with only $13 million (on a nearly $70 million budget~ that’s baaaaaad!). Also getting squashed by the Caped Crusader was the fourth installment in the Step Up franchise, Step Up Revolution, which managed a disappointing $11.8 million. Luckily for that film, it didn’t cost much to produce and is a big-ticket outside the U.S., so it should end up profitable in the end… For more on all the numbers, head to Box Office Mojo here and check out the new top ten below.

TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count / Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 1 The Dark Knight Rises WB $62,840,000 -60.9% 4,404 – $14,269 $287,851,000 $250 2
2 2 Ice Age: Continental Drift Fox $13,300,000 -34.9% 3,869 -17 $3,438 $114,847,000 – 3
3 N The Watch Fox $13,000,000 – 3,168 – $4,104 $13,000,000 $68 1
4 N Step Up Revolution Sum. $11,800,000 – 2,567 – $4,597 $11,800,000 $33 1
5 4 Ted Uni. $7,353,000 -26.6% 3,129 -85 $2,350 $193,619,000 $50 5
6 3 The Amazing Spider-Man Sony $6,800,000 -37.5% 3,160 -593 $2,152 $242,053,000 $230 4
7 5 Brave BV $4,237,000 -29.7% 2,551 -348 $1,661 $217,261,000 $185 6
8 6 Magic Mike WB $2,580,000 -39.9% 2,075 -531 $1,243 $107,587,000 $7 5
9 7 Savages (2012) Uni. $1,753,000 -48.4% 1,414 -922 $1,240 $43,899,000 $45 4
10 9 Moonrise Kingdom Focus $1,387,000 -24.3% 853 -42 $1,626 $38,396,000 $16 10

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