'Dark Knight' Tops Box Office For Second Week
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The Dark Knight still rises. Christophers Nolan's final Batman entry, starring Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy, topped the box office for a second weekend in a row with $64.1 million.
The Dark Knight Rises was king of American theaters again, bringing its 10-day total to roughly $289.1 million domestically and over $500 million worldwide.
The film's ticket sales dropped a whopping 60 percent from last week, a plummet that could have a lot to do with the recent shootings at a movie theater in Colorado. According to a recent survey, 20 percent of movie-goers claimed to be still worried about theater safety.
Landing in second place at the box office this weekend was the animated sequel Ice Age: Continental Drift with $13.3 million. That brings the film's total haul to well over $100 million.
Flopping into third place this week was the new comedy The Watch with just $13 million. Not even a major cast of Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill and Vince Vaughn could save the film from one of the worst openings for a major release this year.