The Dark Knight Continues Box-Office Reign
No. 1 for the fourth week, the Batman movie is expected to top Star Wars this week
One month into his game Batman is still ruling the box-office.
The Dark Knight remained No. 1 at the cineplex for the fourth straight weekend, grossing $26 million and bringing its total take to $441.5 million – and making it the third top-grossing film of all time, surpassing the previous third-ranked Shrek 2, reports Variety.
Sometime this week, the movie, starring Christian Bale and the late Heath Ledger, is expected to overtake the No. 2 record box-office holder, Star Wars. (Still ranked No. 1 is Titanic, with $601 million.)
Pineapple Express was the weekend’s second best-performing movie, with $22.4 million. It was followed in the Top 5 by The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor; $16.1 million; The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, $10.8 million; and Step Brothers, $8.9 million.
No. 6 was Mamma Mia!, with $8.1 million – enough to put it over the $100-million mark.