This weekend at the box office, Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises” came in on top at the box office, besting Sony’s “Total Recall” reboot and Fox’s “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days.”
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Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises” easily won the weekend race at the box office, grossing $64.1 million for a 10-day domestic total of $289.1 million.
In the wake of the Colorado shootings, "The Dark Knight Rises" took in $160.9 million in its opening weekend at the domestic box office, the best debut ever for a 2D movie, and the third best debut of all time.
“Ice Age: Continental Drift,” the fourth installment in Fox’s prehistoric animated series, pushed Sony’s “Amazing Spider-Man” out of the top spot with a $46 million debut weekend. Overseas, the film grossed $95 million for an international total of $339 million and a worldwide total of $385 million.
Marc Webb's “Amazing Spider-Man” had a six-day domestic opening of $140 million, earning $201.6 million overseas for a worldwide total of $341.2 million.
“Brave,” continuing Pixar's unblemished record of opening its movies at number one, opened to a whopping $66.7 million at the domestic box office this weekend.
On its second weekend out, DreamWorks Animation’s “Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted” held on the top spot at the box office, beating out 1980s jukebox musical “Rock of Ages” and Adam Sandler's R-rated “That's My Boy.”
Family animated tentpole “Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted” landed at the top of the domestic box office with a stand-out $60.4 million opening this weekend, beating the $50 million scored by Ridley Scott's sci-fi epic “Prometheus.”
Universal’s “Snow White and the Huntsman” wins at the box office with a $56.3 million debut; Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" opens overseas to a stellar $35 million.
Sony’s “Men in Black 3” was able to dethrone mega-blockbuster “The Avengers” over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, earning $70 million domestically and $203.2 million overseas.
Led by the debut of big-budget board game adaptation “Battleship,” three new nationwide releases tried and failed to unseat “The Avengers” this weekend.
"Avengers" crosses the $1 billion mark worldwide in only 19 days and is the first film in history to hit $100 million in its second weekend at the domestic box office; "Dark Shadows" opens to a soft $28.8 million.
While Disney and Marvel’s "The Avengers" continues to smash box office records domestically ($200.3 million) and overseas ($440 million), there are still nine other features jockeying for dominance on the box office charts.
Ensemble comedy “Think Like a Man,” adapted from Steve Harvey's best-selling advice book “Act Like a Lady,” remained on top this weekend, bringing in $18 million for a total of $60.9 million.
Ensemble comedy “Think Like a Man,” adapted from Steve Harvey's best-selling advice book “Act Like a Lady”, gets bragging rights to being the film to topple Lionsgate's blockbuster “The Hunger Games,” which has now grossed $357 million domestically.
Lionsgate’s "The Hunger Games" took the top spot for three weeks straight, earning $33.5 million over the weekend for a total of $302.8 million, and taking a bite out of "American Reunion" and "Titanic 3D."
Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games stayed well ahead of debut films Wrath of the Titans and Mirror Mirror on its second weekend out, bringing in $61.1 million for a total of $251 million.
Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games” made box office history this weekend as the big screen adaptation of the immensely popular young adult novel opened to $155 million, which ranks third all-time behind “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” ($169.2 million) and “The Dark Knight” ($158.4 million).
With its broadly-appealing premise, popular lead actors and a well-executed marketing campaign, Sony and MGM’s "21 Jump Street" cruised in to first place at the box office, earning $35 million over the weekend.
Universal and Illumination Entertainment's environmentally themed Dr. Seuss' The Lorax held first place at the box office for the second week straight, earning $39.1 million for a total of $122 million.
Universal and Illumination Entertainment's environmentally themed Dr. Seuss' The Lorax debuted this weekend to $70.7 million, one of the best opening weekends ever for an animated movie, and by far the best opening of the year.
The 2012 domestic box office continued to thrive over Super Bowl weekend as 20th Century Fox's high school superpower feature Chronicle opened to a stellar $22 million, followed closely by CBS Films' Daniel Radcliffe horror-thriller The Woman in Black with $21 million.
The Grey, starring Liam Neeson and distributed by Open Road Films, opened to an estimated $20 million this weekend, taking the top spot at the box office.