"The Dark Knight Rises" Erases "Total Recall" 


"Total Recall" surrendered to "The Dark Knight Rises" at the weekend box-office. Apparently, viewers didn't want to forget the much superior 1990 original starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stone from director Paul Verhoeven.

The new version starring Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, and Jessica Biel opened at No. 2 with a lukewarm $26 million. And both moviegoers and critics agreed -- this "Total Recall" deserved a C+ which is not a good sign. ("Total Recall" movie review)

"The Dark Knight Rises" continued to dominate box-office both domestic and international. In the U.S., the final film of the Batman trilogy from director Christopher Nolan made another $36.4 million for the No. 1 spot. Internationally, "The Dark Knight Rises" seized $67 million for the weekend for the No. 1 spot in its third straight weekend. ("The Dark Knight Rises" movie review)

Meanwhile, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days" proved to be a wimp at the box-office. The third film of the franchise debuted at No. 3 with $14.7 million, far less compared to its predecessors. But, with a budget of $22 million, Fox would be able to recoup its money quickly than, say, Sony for "Total Recall."

Here are the Top 10 Box-Office Films for weekend of August 3rd:

1. “The Dark Knight Rises,” $36.4 million. ($67 million international.)
2. “Total Recall,” $26 million. ($6.2 million international.)
3. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days,” $14.7 million. ($2.8 million international.)
4. “Ice Age: Continental Drift,” $8.4 million. ($32.8 million.)
5. “The Watch,” $6.35 million.
6. “Ted,” $5.5 million. ($32 million international.)
7. “Step Up Revolution,” $5.7 million. ($7.9 million international.)
8. “The Amazing Spider-Man,” $4.3 million. ($6.1 million international.)
9. “Brave,” $2.9 million. ($16.5 million international.)
10. “Magic Mike,” $1.4 million. ($3.7 million international.)

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