'Dark Knight Rises' finishes first at weekend box office
From The Associated Press:
Dan Fellman, head of distribution for Warner Bros., declined to comment on the Sunday estimates again out of respect for the victims of the Aurora, Colo., shooting that left 12 people dead and another 58 injured at a midnight showing of the film on opening night.
But people are still going to the movies, and they did so even last weekend, said Hollywood.com analyst Paul Dergarabedian. If anything hurt the numbers for all movies this weekend, he said, it was Friday night’s opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, which drew a record-setting 40.7 million viewers in the United States.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.
1. “The Dark Knight Rises,” $64 million. ($122.1 million international.) (Review by The News-Herald's Mark Meszoros)
2. “Ice Age: Continental Drift,” $13 million. ($49.4 million international.) (Review by Meszoros)
3. “The Watch,” $13 million. (Review by Meszoros)
4. “Step Up Revolution,” $11.8 million. ($5.2 million international.) (Review by Scripps Howard's Sara Bauknecht)
5. “Ted,” $7.4 million. ($2.7 million international.) (Review by Meszoros)
6. “The Amazing Spider-Man,” $6.8 million. Review by Meszoros)
7. “Brave,” $4.2 million. ($9.6 million international.) (Review by Meszoros; Cast, director talk about Pixar's 'Brave' and its animated take on Scotland by The AP's David Germain)
8. “Magic Mike,” $2.6 million. ($5.3 million international.) (Review by The AP's Christy Lemire)
9. “Savages,” $1.8 million. ($2 million international.) (Review by Meszoros)
10. “Moonrise Kingdom,” $1.4 million. (Review by Lemire)
-- Cheryl Sadler | CSadler@News-Herald.com | @nhcheryl