UPDATE: The Dark Knight Rises opened on $160.9m according to results reported by Warner Bros on Monday (23), one day later than usual due to the tragedy at a midnight screening of the film in Colorado last Friday.
This ranks as the third biggest industry launch of all time behind The Avengers on $207.4m and the Harry Potter finale on $169.2m. Christian Bale stars alongside Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anne Hathaway and Marion Cotillard.
Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures’ Batman epic knocked Fox’s Ice Age: Continental Drift off its perch. The animation has amassed $88.8m after two weekends, while Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man stands at $228.6m after three and Universal’s Ted $180.4 after four.
Magic Mike, distributed through Warner Bros in North America and a success story for international sales agent FilmNation, crossed $100m in its fourth weekend in release.
Magnolia Pictures opened its Sundance pick-up The Queen Of Versailles on $51,326 from three venues.
Next weekend’s wide releases are Summit Entertainment’s Step Up Revolution and Fox comedy The Watch with Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Johan Hill and Richard Ayoade.
Estimated Top 10 North America Jul 20-22 2012
Film (Dist) / Est wkd gross / Est total to date
1 (-) The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros) WBPI $160.9m –
2 (1) Ice Age: Continental Drift (Fox) Fox Int’l $20.4m $88.8m
3 (2) The Amazing Spider-Man (Sony) SPRI $10.9m $228.6m
4 (3) Ted (Universal) UPI $10m $180.4m
5 (4) Brave (Buena Vista-Pixar) WDSMPI $6m $208.8m
6 (6) Magic Mike (Warner Bros) FilmNation $4.3m $101.9m
7 (5) Savages (Universal) UPI $3.4m $40.1m
8 (7) Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection (Lionsgate) Lionsgate International $2.3m $60.3m
9 (9) Moonrise Kingdom (Focus Features) FFI $1.8m $36.1m
10 (11) To Rome With Love (SPC) FFI $1.4m $11.1m