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THE DARK KNIGHT RISES grosses $64 million in sophomore box office run. THE WATCH flops in third with $13 million

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The Watch flops in third with $13 million. Watch posts bad debut as Dark Knight Rises drops 60% in second weekend at the box office

Christopher Nolan's actioner stayed on bravely in its sophomore weekend box office trial, dropping 60% with an estimated post of $64.07 million. Pic starring Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard averaged $14,559 from 4,404 theaters, bringing its domestic cume past $289 million.

IMAX accounted for $9 million this weekend, bringing the bigscreen distributor's total coin to a massive $38 million in N. America.

The Dark Knight Rises - Weekend Breakdown:

- Friday: $17.93 million.
- Saturday: $25.01 million.
- Sunday: $21.1 million.

In second, Fox's Ice Age: Continental Drift showed a 35% change in its third weekend at play with a gross of $13.3 million, taking its N. American coin amount past the $114.8 million.

The Watch (a.k.a. Neighborhood Watch) starring Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade, flopped, managing a paltry $13 million debut from 3,168 theaters. Critics slaughtered the lackluster film.

Fourth-placed Step Up: Revolution faired even worse with a franchise-worst debut of $11.8 million from 2,567 theaters.

Universal's Ted forms the remainder of the final five list with $7.3 million grossed in its fifth weekend at play. Mark Wahlberg, Seth Macfarlane and Mila Kunis star in the comedy which has now made over $193.6 million locally.

Year-to-date revenue is at $6.60 billion vs. 2011's $6.26 billion, up by 5.48% while attendance is up by 7.90%.


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