Warner Brothers’ The Dark Knight Rises continues to reign over the box office for a third consecutive week as the superhero pic claimed another $36.4 million over the weekend, bringing its domestic tally to $354.6 million. This trails The Dark Knight, which had already claimed $393 million in the same period.
Meanwhile, Sony’s Total Recall remake, starring Colin Farrell and Kate Beckinsale, came in at a distant second place with a soft $26 million opening. Costing over $125 million to produce, the movie came on the low end of studio’s expectations as the Olympics continue to take their toll on box office sales.
The Len Wiseman sci-fi pic appealed to an older audience as males made up 58% of the audience and viewers over the age of 30 made up 53%. The film drew a lowly 31% Rotten Tomatoes composite score and earned a “C+” CinemaScore from exit polling. Let’s just state that Colin Farrell is no Arnie!
Family pic Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days also made its debut this past weekend and opened in third place with $14.7 million. It’s a disappointing performance as the previous two installments claimed upward of $22 million during their opening frame. Nonetheless, the movie only cost $22 million for Fox to produce and it won’t hurt the studio’s bottom line.
Wimpy Kid 3 earned an A- CinemaScore from audience and there is hope that it will do well over the coming weeks as the sole family fare before school starts again.
Domestic ticket sales were down 25 percent from the same weekend last year.
Weekend Box Office
|1. Fast & Furious 6||$98.5M|
|2. The Hangover Part III||$42.4M|
|3. Star Trek Into Darkness||$38.0M|
|5. Iron Man 3||$19.4M|
|6. The Great Gatsby (2013)||$13.79M|
|9. The Croods||$1.21M|