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Box Office Returns: Total Recall Soft, The Dark Knight Rises Very Steady, Wimpy Kid Disappoints

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 08/05/2012

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UPDATE; SUNDAY (4:33 am) Deadline wrote, “Theatrical grosses are still not returning to normal. Instead of the Aurora shooting tragedy spooking box office, the red-hot London Olympics (“NBC Holds American Viewers Hostage: Day 9″) is distracting filmgoers.”

 

I think there is a little bit more to it than that. I just don’t think your average science fiction has ever been in love with a Total Recall remake. Plus, I think it’s clear that the break out hit a couple of years ago, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, has ran its course. I do believe The Dark knight Rises is collateral damage forged by the madman in Colorado, but most of us have seen the film and looking through the sheets, there just isn’t anything worth going out to watch at the Box Office this weekend. The Summer blockbuster is done in 2012. Now movie goers are looking forward to a fine slate of films getting ready to hit cinemas this fall.

 

It looks like The Dark Knight Rises bounced back again for #1 its third straight, pulling in $36.2M and a domestic total of $354.4M. Creeping in soft to begin with,Total Recall  is looking to make $26.5M opening. Sony expected closer to $30m. So the film has been disapointing at the box office.

 

Was another Diary of a Wimpy Kid sequel a bad decision? Yes. While the original and sequel scored $22.1M and $23.7M respectively, the new one called Dog Days opened for only $14.5M.

 

 

Saturday Box Office UPDATE: The King lives!! Despite the horrific tragedy in Colorado, it seems as if The Dark Knight Rises is in it for the long haul. It looks like the film we spend its third week in a row at the top of the Box Office.

 

The Dark Knight Rises did $10.2 million dollars on Friday night, and the projections are predicting a $36 million dollar weekend, which would put Batman over $350 million dollars domestically.

 

Meanwhile, as predicted on this site, Total Recall isn’t fairing as well. The $200 million dollar film from Sony is going to have to settle for second place. The film made $9.5 million dollars on Friday and is projecting a $26.5 million dollar weekend. It’s a huge disappointment for Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel , and everyone involved. They were hoping to knock The Dark Knight Rises out of first, but there is just no way that is going to happen.

 

Fox’s PG-rated Diary Of A Wimpy Kid 3 (3,392 theaters) was made for only $22 million dollars. This is the first time any installment in the successful Wimpy Kid franchise isn’t opening in March and well outside the top of the Box Office leader board. And while the original and sequels scored $22.1M and $23.7M respectively, the new one called Dog Days is opening for about $6M Friday and $17M for the weekend.

 

Box Office Top Ten

1. Dark Knight Rises (Legendary/Warner Bros) Week 3 [4,242 Runs] PG13
Friday $10.2M, Saturday $14.4M, Weekend $36.4M, Cume $354.6M

2. Total Recall (Sony) NEW [3,601 Runs] PG13
Friday $9.1M, Saturday $9.4M, Weekend $26.0M

3. Diary Of A Wimpy Kid 3 (Fox) NEW [3,391 Runs] PG
Friday $5.8M, Saturday $5.1M, Weekend $14.7M

4. Ice Age 4 3D (Fox) Week 4 [3,542 Runs] PG
Friday $2.4M, Saturday $3.3M, Weekend $8.4M, Cume $131.5M

5. The Watch (Fox) Week 2 [3,168 Runs] R
Friday $1.9M, Saturday $2.5M, Weekend $6.3M (-50%), Cume $25.3M

6. Ted (Universal) Week 6 [2,767 Runs] R
Friday $1.6M, Saturday $2.3M, Weekend $5.4M, Cume $203.4M

7. Step Up Revolution 3D (Summit/Lgate) Week 2 [2,606 Runs] PG13
Friday $1.7M, Saturday $2.0M, Weekend $5.3M, Cume $23.1M

8. The Amazing Spider-Man 3D (Col/Sony) Week 5 [2,425 Runs] PG13
Friday $1.2M, Saturday $1.9M, Weekend $4.3M, Cume $250.8M

9. Brave 3D (Pixar-Disney) Week 7 [2,110 Runs] PG
Friday $811K, Saturday $1.1M, Weekend $2.8M, Cume $223.2M

10. Magic Mike (Warner Bros) Week 6 [1,202 Runs] R
Friday $470K, Saturday $740K, Weekend $1.3M, Cume $111.2M


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