Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save 44%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
31 July 2015
Podcast 172: Josh Gad
Pixel perfect
Daniel Radcliffe Heads To Imperium
He's playing an FBI agent
Patrick Osborne To Direct Battling Boy
Animator adapting Paul Pope's graphic novel
Tom Cruise Teases Edge Of Tomorrow Sequel
Live. Die. Repeat. Again?
Tom Hardy's Taboo Finds A Director
The Killing's Kristoffer Nyholm takes the chair
Drew Pearce Says The Other Ghostbusters Is Still Happening
Update: Ivan Reitman weighs in
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
12 May 2014
Gotham Gets Its First Trailer
UPDATE: Now with new cast image
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Total Recall (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012)
Empire Star Rating
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Dark Knight Still Rules US Box Office
Total Recall doesn't get to the party

06 August 2012  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  

submit to reddit

Dark Knight Still Rules US Box Office

Troubled superheroes dominated their amnesiac sci-fi counterparts at the US box office this weekend, with The Dark Knight Rises continuing to captivate US moviegoers to the tune of $36.4m and Total Recall fizzling with a disappointing $26m.

Len Wiseman's Philip K. Dick redo, heading this side of the Pond at the end of August, came in at the lower end of its studio's predictions. Strangely, but perhaps fittingly for a movie about a man's struggles to escape the past, it shared an almost identical opening to Schwarzenegger's 1990 blockbuster, albeit a lot less flattering when you considering pesky factors like inflation.

The Olympics and continuing fall-out from the Aurora massacre made it a disappointing few days at the movies: 25% down on the corresponding weekend in 2011. But despite the rival attractions of other superheroes like Michael Phelps, Batman continued to post big numbers. The Dark Knight Rises cruised past $350m during its third week of release, becoming the third fast movie to do so behind The Avengers and The Dark Knight.

The week's other big release, Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, made a disappointing $14.7 million, an opening weekend dip of about $7m on its two Wimpy predecessors

Head over to Box Office Mojo for the full rundown.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Red Band Cockneys Vs. Zombies Trailer
Now what rhymes with zombie?
Hugh Laurie May Be Robocop's Villain
UPDATE: He's no longer in talks

Your Comments

RE: Shouldn't Have Called It Total Recall
I don't see how you can suggest that Diary Of A Wimpy Kid3 is a flop yes it hasn't done the business of the 1st 2 but it still only cost $22m to make & is already 3/4s of the way to making it's money back in it's opening weekend which is hardly the sign of a flop. More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 13:06 on 08 August 2012 | Report This Post

Shouldn't Have Called It Total Recall
Wouldn't have minded a new adaptation of "We Can Remember It...." but by calling their movie Total Recall, they were very much marketing themselves on the shoulders of someone else's movie. They're saying THIS is Total Recall, as if it didn't work the worst time around and they're improving the formula. Such exercises seem somewhat insulting to makers of the original- a movie which is beloved by many. Hollywood would do well to stop giving their remakes the same name as the original. More

Posted by Ciaran McNulty at 13:37 on 07 August 2012 | Report This Post

Get your ass to the original..
Glad to hear Recall 2012 is flopping.It was a bad idea to remake a classic Arnie flick ( Especially with Colin bleedin Farrell ). More

Posted by Cool Breeze at 16:23 on 06 August 2012 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Black Mass Trailer Breakdown With Director Scott Cooper
Find out what's what with Johnny Depp's take on Boston Gangster Whitey Bulger

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Read Empire's official verdict

Empire Meets Joely Richardson
On Maggie, Arnie and Event Horizon

100 Greatest Movie Characters
The complete list of your all-time favourite heroes and villains

Vote Now For Your Favourite TV Shows
Pick your top five - if you can...

Paul Rudd Is Awesome
Being awesome: from Clueless to Ant-Man

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)