Weekend Box Office: “Total Recall” opens OK, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3” lowest in series

Len Wiseman's "Total Recall" remake and "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days" premiered to OK box office numbers, but neither was able to unseat "The Dark Knight Rises" from the top slot.It was another mostly uneventful weekend at the box office, with both of the new openers, “Total Recall” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days,” failing to conjure up much excitement from the moviegoing masses. Neither came close to beating “The Dark Knight Rises” for the top spot. That said, both did markedly better than last weekend’s new movies, “The Watch” and “Step Up Revolution,” which predictably tumbled even further in their respective second frames. There were a few stories on the specialty circuit worth mentioning: Sony Classics’ “Celeste and Jesse Forever” opened to a stronger-than-expected $112,000 in four theaters, Millenium’s NC-17 rated “Killer Joe” expanded well to 14 sites with $163,000, and The Weinstein Company’s “The Intouchables” continued to chug along in its 11th week of release with another $564,000 from 194 screens. But for a blockbuster success–in line with “Ted,” which ever so quietly crossed the $200m mark this weekend–we’ll have to wait at least until next week, when “The Bourne Legacy” drops.

No. Title Weekend Per Theater Average Total
1 “The Dark Knight Rises” $36.4M $8,590 $354.6M
2 “Total Recall” $26.0M $7,220 $26.0M
3 “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” $14.7M $4,335 $14.7M
4 “Ice Age: Continental Drift” $8.4M $2,372 $131.9M
5 “The Watch” $6.4M $2,004 $25.4M
6 “Ted” $5.8M $1,980 $203.4M
7 “Step Up Revolution” $4.2M $2,034 $23.1M
8 “The Amazing Spider-Man” $2.6M $1,773 $250.6M
9 “Brave” $1.8M $1,370 $223.3M
10 “Magic Mike” $1.4M $1,148 $110.9M

Source: Box Office Mojo