1. The Dark Knight Rises $10.4 million
2. Total Recall $9.2 million
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days $5.9 million
4. Ice Age: Continental Drift $2.5 million
5. The Watch $1.9 million
Make it three weeks in a row for Bruce Wayne!
The Dark Knight Rises once again topped the box office on Friday, grossing $10.4 million a healthy 45 percent decline from its previous Friday haul, when the film dropped a somewhat alarming 76 percent. Rises may earn about $36 million over the weekend, which would lift its domestic total to $354 million.
In second place, Sonys rebooted Total Recall, which stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, and Jessica Biel, earned $9.2 million, and it may finish the frame with a soft $25 million, which would be a bit less than the original Total Recall (you know, the one with Ah-nold) started with 1990 $25.5 million. Ouch. Despite reports that the reboot carried a $200 million budget, Sony claims they spent $125 million on the picture.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days took third place on Friday, but it notched the weakest first Friday of the franchise with $5.9 million. The original Diary grossed $7.4 million on its opening day, and finished the weekend with $22.1 million. The sequel, Rodrick Rules, started with $7.3 million on the way to a $23.8 million debut. Dog Days, which cost Fox $22 million, will likely earn a not-totally-wimpy $18 million.
Rounding out the Top 5 were two other Fox films, Ice Age: Continental Drift and The Watch, which grossed $2.5 million and $1.9 million on Friday, respectively. Ice Age may find another $9 million. The Watch, in just its second weekend, will earn an awful $6 million. Box office update: 'Dark Knight Rises' leads Friday with $10.4 million; 'Total Recall' at No. 2 | Inside Movies | EW.com