Dark Knight Rises Keeps Box Office Crown; Moviegoers Didn't Watch The Watch
Batman kept soaring at movie theaters this past weekend. The Dark Knight Rises grossed 64 million dollars in ticket sales to retain the top spot at the box office for the second straight weekend.
The Christian Bale film has become the third-fastest movie in history to cross the 300 million dollar mark, only surpassed by this summer's The Avengers, and the second film in Christopher Nolan's Batman series, 2008's The Dark Knight.
Two movie theater newcomers, the Ben Stiller/Vince Vaughn movie The Watch and the dance flick Step Up Revolution, opened weakly on a box office weekend that already lost eyeballs to the Summer Olympics. The films earned 13 million and 11.8 million, respectively, in their debuts.
Here are the top 10 movies from Friday, July 27th, through Sunday, July 29th, with estimated ticket sales:
1. The Dark Knight Rises, $64.1 million.
2. Ice Age: Continental Drift, $13.3 million.
3. The Watch, $13 million.
4. Step Up Revolution, $11.8 million.
5. Ted, $7.4 million.
6. The Amazing Spider-Man, $6.8 million.
7. Brave, $4.2 million.
8. Magic Mike, $2.6 million
9. Savages, $1.8 million.
10. Moonrise Kingdom, $1.4 million
Provided by ABC News Radio