Total Recall bat-bitten by Dark Knight on debut
Warner Bros. Pictures' The Dark Knight Rises topped the box office charts for a third consecutive weekend, bringing it's domestic cume to over $354.6 million. Internationally, the Christopher Nolan film starring Christian Bale and Tom Hardy has earned over $378.4 million, making for a $733.03 million worldwide total.
Sony's reboot of Total Recall struggled on its debut weekend, grossing a poor $26 million from 3,601 theaters, at an average of $7,220. In foreign territories, Len Wiseman's Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, John Cho and Bill Nighy starrer's grossed $6.2 million.
Third-placed Fox family opener Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days managed $14.7 million on its opening weekend frame. Pic helmed by David Bowers starring Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick, Steve Zahn and Rachael Harris averaged $4,335 from 3,391 theaters.
In fourth, Fox's Ice Age: Continental Drift added $8.4 million on its fourth weekend at play, bringing its domestic cume to over $131.8 million. Overseas, the animated pic's generated a huge $584 million. That's a hefty $715.8 million worldwide cume.
Ending the top five list this weekend, Fox's The Watch pulled in $6.35 million. The Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade flop is falling rapidly from the charts, with a paltry $25.3 million earned thus far.
Year-to-date revenue is at $6.80 billion vs. $2011's $6.52 billion, up by 4.18% while attendance is now up by 3.01%.