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'The Dark Knight Rises' tops box office for 3 weeks in a row

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

August 6, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
"The Dark Knight Rises" rose once again to the top of the box office this weekend.

The film has led at the box office three weeks in a row, making $36.4 million this weekend alone.

The finale in Christopher Nolan's epic "Batman" trilogy has now made nearly $355 million in the U.S., according to estimates from Warner Bros.

"Total Recall," starring Colin Farrell, opened in second place with $26 million.

The Fox family comedy "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days" debuted at No. 3, earning $14.7 million.

"Ice Age: Continental Drift" and "The Watch," rounded out the top five.

The top 10 films of the weekend were:

1. "The Dark Knight Rises," $36.4 million. ($67 million international.)

2. "Total Recall," $26 million. ($6.2 million international.)

3. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days," $14.7 million. ($2.8 million international.)

4. "Ice Age: Continental Drift," $8.4 million. ($32.8 million.)

5. "The Watch," $6.35 million.

6. "Ted," $5.5 million. ($32 million international.)

7. "Step Up Revolution," $5.7 million. ($7.9 million international.)

8. "The Amazing Spider-Man," $4.3 million. ($6.1 million international.)

9. "Brave," $2.9 million. ($16.5 million international.)

10. "Magic Mike," $1.4 million. ($3.7 million international.)

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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