Weekend Box Office: “Dark Knight Rises” easily retains crown as openers flop

"The Dark Knight Rises" once again topped the box office this weekend, its second in release, warding off tepid competition from "The Watch" and "Step Up Revolution"Posting better-than-expected Saturday and projected Sunday figures in light of its epic 76.3 percent Friday-over-Friday fall, “The Dark Knight Rises” easily retained the #1 spot at the box office this weekend, ending up with $64.1m. That’s not enough to bring it to a $300m domestic cume just yet, but Monday should get the movie over that hump, on its way to $400m and beyond. Weak competition from “The Watch” and “Step Up Revolution,” both of which opened to pathetic numbers ($13.0m and $11.8m for third and fourth place, respectively) allowed “The Dark Knight Rises” to reap the rewards this weekend… Will the “Total Recall” remake opening next weekend do it the same favor? Time will tell, but for now, here’s the full top 10 for this weekend:

No. Title Weekend Per Theater Average Total
1 “The Dark Knight Rises” $64.1M $14,549 $289.1M
2 “Ice Age: Continental Drift” $13.3M $3,438 $114.8M
3 “The Watch” $13.0M $4,104 $13.0M
4 “Step Up Revolution” $11.8M $4,597 $11.8M
5 “Ted” $7.4M $2,350 $193.6M
6 “The Amazing Spider-Man” $6.8M $2,152 $242.1M
7 “Brave” $4.2M $1,661 $217.3M
8 “Magic Mike” $2.6M $1,243 $107.6M
9 “Savages” $1.8M $1,240 $43.9M
10 “Moonrise Kingdom” $1.4M $1,626 $38.4M

Source: Box Office Mojo