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Box Office: ‘The Dark Knight’ is still rising

Box Office: ‘The Dark Knight’ is still rising
August 6, 2012 JEREMY FEIST
The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises

  • Yes, yes, I know: The Dark Knight Rises wasn’t quite as awesome as The Dark Knight, so therefore that tiny margin of less awesome makes the entire thing a failure. That makes total sense. But naysayers be damned, it still managed to bring in another $36.4 Million over the weekend, which is nothing to sneeze at, especially when compared to …
  • Total Recall … oh, in another lifetime, maybe you would have been a more successful movie. I mean, you weren’t terrible, but you weren’t all that great either. Plus, you were kind of following a summer of major blockbusters, so you never really stood a chance, only taking in $26 Million on your opening weekend. Oh well, you can make it up in DVD sales.
  • Fun fact! I honestly had no idea that Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days was even a movie until I read about how it landed in third place at the box office with $14.7 Million. For all I know, this could just be a clever satire on how kids movies are routinely pushed away from the limelight yet somehow always manage to turn in a decent revenue because they’re cheap to make and kids don’t understand how quality works. But nope. This is real. They made three Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies.
  • Speaking of kids movies that somehow managed to make it to numerous installments, Ice Age: Continental Drift earned $8.4 Million at the box office, which isn’t bad when you consider that it’s a movie about Ray Romano voicing a woolly mammoth. And his daughter is Nicki Minaj. HOW?
  • The Watch, which had to contend with some of the worst timing ever, is still struggling to hold on, scraping together another $6.3 Million. But in brighter news, Celeste and Jesse Forever is doing some crazy good numbers, premiering in four theaters and earning an average of $28,000 per screen. To put that in perspective: That’s three times what The Dark Knight Rises did.