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'The Dark Knight Rises'' $64M keeps it atop box office

Christian Bale and Michael Caine appear in the 2012 film 'The Dark Knight Rises.' (Warner Bros. Pictures/Ron Phillips)

July 29, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
"The Dark Knight Rises" stayed atop the box office for the second straight weekend, making a little more than $64 million in ticket sales, pushing its 10-day North American total to $289 million.

That's well behind the pace of its predecessor, "The Dark Knight" in 2008. But analysts say it's still a strong showing given competition from the Olympics and the aftermath of the Colorado shooting rampage.

"Ice Age: Continental drift" and "The Watch" were neck and neck for second with $13 million each.

The top 10 films of the weekend were:

"Ice Age: Continental drift" and "The Watch" were neck and neck for second with $13 million each.

The top 10 films of the weekend were:

1. "The Dark Knight Rises," $64 million. ($122.1 million international.)

2. "Ice Age: Continental Drift," $13 million. ($49.4 million international.)

3. "The Watch," $13 million.

4. "Step Up Revolution," $11.8 million. ($5.2 million international.)

5. "Ted," $7.4 million. ($2.7 million international.)

6. "The Amazing Spider-Man," $6.8 million.

7. "Brave," $4.2 million. ($9.6 million international.)

8. "Magic Mike," $2.6 million. ($5.3 million international.)

9. "Savages," $1.8 million. ($2 million international.)

10. "Moonrise Kingdom," $1.4 million.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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