`Dark Knight Rises` tops Box Office 3rd weekend with $36.4m revenue

New York: The third and final film in the ‘Batman’ trilogy – ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ – topped the box office for the third week in a row, making 36.4 million dollars this past weekend.

According to Sunday estimates from Warner Bros, the finale in Christopher Nolan’s epic has now made nearly 355 million dollars domestically alone, the New York Post reported.

‘Total Recall’, starring Colin Farrell in a new take on the thriller that provided Arnold Schwarzenegger with one of his best-loved actions roles in 1990, opened in second place with 26 million dollars, Columbia Pictures said.

The Fox family comedy ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days’ debuted at number 3 with 14.7 million dollars.

Also this week, the Universal Pictures comedy ‘Ted’ made an additional 5.5 million dollars to cross the 200-million-dollar mark domestically; it also had a huge weekend internationally, taking in 32 million dollars.

‘Family Guy’ creator Seth MacFarlane directs for the first time and provides the voice of a foul-mouthed, pot-smoking teddy bear who’s the lifelong best friend of Mark Wahlberg’s character.

Estimated ticket sales were for Friday through Sunday at US and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released on Monday.

The top 10 movies at the weekend box office were:

The Dark Knight Rises - 36.4 million dollars
Total Recall - 26 million dollars
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days - 14.7 million dollars
Ice Age: Continental Drift - 8.4 million dollars
The Watch - 6.35 million dollars
Ted - 5.5 million dollars
Step Up Revolution - 5.7 million dollars
The Amazing Spider-Man - 4.3 million dollars
Brave - 2.9 million dollars
Magic Mike - 1.4 million dollars


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