Despite fears there might be a repeat of last week’s shooting, The Dark Knight Rises nabs the number one spot with a promising turnout from fans this weekend.
Reports stated that although moviegoers were still hesitant about seeing The Dark Knight Rises after a gunman opened fire in Aurora, Colorado opening weekend killing 12, tickets sales proved otherwise.
Grossing an estimated $64 million this weekend, the new Batman film nabs the spot at number one for a second week in a row, according to Deadline Hollywood. The international returns went over half a billion dollars as well making this one of the biggest movies of the summer.
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Gliding into second place aboard its chilly iceberg is Ice Age: Continental Drift, the fourth installment in the lucrative animation series. When three friends are separated from their community, they have to survive life in the wilderness — and a few pirates, too — just to get back home. The film grossed an estimated $13.3 at the box office.
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The newly released movie about a group of friendly neighborhood guys who decide to form their own patrol team, The Watch, didn’t resonate with fans as much as anticipated. Despite the A-list casting, including Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller and Jonah Hill, the film grossed only $13 million.
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The dance film about flash mob moves ranked fourth this week with an estimated $11.8 million. Step Up Revolution is the fourth installment in the popular dance movie series known for launching careers — Channing Tatum to name one!
Coming in fifth and holding strong as a comedic favorite is the raunch-com, Ted, about a man who still considers his childhood teddy bear his best friend. It grossed $7.3 million this weekend at the box office.
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Sliding into sixth place on its 3-D web is The Amazing Spider-Man with $6.8 million in box office returns. The reboot staring Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield brings a new Peter Parker to hungry audiences who seem to adore this new couple on and off screen (they’re dating in real life!).
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Rounding out the top 10 are Brave at number seven with $4.2 million, Magic Mike at number eight with $2.5 million, Savages at number nine with $1.7 million and Moonrise Kingdom at number 10 with $1.3.
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Which movie did you see this weekend?
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