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Box Office Roundup, Dark Knight Wins

Box Office: The Dark Knight Continues to Reign

In its second week in theaters, The Dark Knight continued to trample both the competition and box office records. According to Variety, it brought in $75.6 million from the 4,300 theaters screening it. This means that the Batman sequel brought in $300 million in less than 10 days, and grossed more than any other film has in its second weekend, a record previously held by Shrek 2.

Batman's competition mostly came from Step Brothers. The R-rated comedy took in $30 million which secured it the no. 2 spot. It seems that much of America did not have Will Ferrell fatigue after all.

Mamma Mia! grabbed the third spot with $17.2 million, bringing its total to $62.7 million.

The rest of the top five included The X-Files: I Want to Believe, which brought in $10.2 million, a very small number for what was expected to be a Summer blockbuster. To put that into perspective, the first X-Files film earned just over $30 million its first weekend during June of 1998. Journey to the Center of the Earth took fifth place, earning $9.4 million.

Photos courtesy of Warner Bros.

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italianblonde italianblonde 8 years
I've seen The Dark Knight 3 times, and it still doesn't feel like enough!! It is one of the best movies I've seen in a long time, and of course Heath is amazing. I also saw Stepbrothers..pretty funny, but not as good as I hoped!! I still love Will Ferrell though :)
ragus ragus 8 years
Wow!!!!! What a great movie!!!! At first I was like "eeh its probably all hype" But Am I ever eating my words now.... If you haven't seen it I highly suggest you do!!!
apma apma 8 years
I was so glad this movie did not disappoint and fully intend on seeing it again soon.
Catryse Catryse 8 years
You know its funny cause when it was premiering all over before i got to see it EVERYONE was saying how heath was soooooo good and i thought they are only saying that cause he died. But once i actually saw the movie with my own 2 eyes i would have to agree...he better get nominated. He was great!! The movie was AWESOME!!! If you havent seen it its definitely a must!!!
pinkflats pinkflats 8 years
i just hope that it beats Titanic! i might have to see this movie again this weekend just to help that dream come true.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
I saw Batman this weekend. Loved it :)
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 8 years
I agree MissMimz! The movie was AMAZING, Heath's acting was incredible and CB is sooo freakin HOT! :love:
MissMimz MissMimz 8 years
I'm so happy its beating all these records, what a way to honor Heath's life and body of work...he left us much too soon! That being said the movie kicks some serious @ss and I mean come one...CHRISTIAN BALE...MMMMMMmmmm :)
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