Friday Box Office – THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Tops TOTAL RECALL on Third Friday

     August 4, 2012


Even with Sony’s Total Recall remake now in the mix, it looks like The Dark Knight Rises will have no trouble holding on to number one bragging rights for a third straight weekend. The trouble is, with numbers this low, no one has any real reason to brag. TDKR earned an estimated $10.4 million on Friday towards what should equal $35 million this weekend. That means trouble for Sony. The studio’s Total Recall remake opened Friday with an estimated $9.2 million from 3,601 locations and is now expected to earn around $25 million through Sunday. That’s about what the Arnold Schwarzenegger original realized for its own 1990 debut… not adjusted for inflation. The weekend’s final new release, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, also opened on the low end of expectations with an estimated $5.8 million from 3,391 locations. The third entry in the kid-lit franchise is projected to earn $17 million for the weekend – lower than both of its Wimpy Kid predecessors.  We’ll have full details tomorrow.

Title Friday Total
1. The Dark Knight Rises $10,400,000 $328.5
2. Total Recall (2012) $9,200,000 $9.2
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3 $5,850,000 $5.8
4. Ice Age 4 $2,475,000 $125.9
5. The Watch $1,915,000 $20.9
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