The Dark Knight Rises Rules Again, The Watch and Step Up Revolution Bomb – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Wrap-Up Report, Weekend of July 27th, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises continued to rule the box office this weekend, while two new releases failed to find an audience of any kind. Find out how the rest of the box office turned out after the jump!

The Dark Knight Rises rules again.

The Dark Knight Rises dropped 59% from its opening weekend, but still managed to bring in a strong $64 million to raise its North American total to $289 since its release July 20th. This is a great showing for the film, which is only trailing 2008’s The Dark Knight by $20 million or so in the same timeframe. Meanwhile, its worldwide gross is $537 million, another excellent number. The movie is clearly on its way to obver $400 million in North America, which should please everyone involved.

Debuting in third place with just $13 million was the Ben Stiller/Vince Vaughn/Jonah Hill alien invasion comedy The Watch. Clearly this R-rated comedy just couldn’t find an audience in theatres, which is not good for anybody involved since The Watch cost nearly $70 million to make. It will likely do better on DVD, which it will likely be making its way onto a lot sooner than the studio would have hoped for.

Debuting in fourth place with $11 million is Step Up Revolution, down a few million from the previous instalment’s $15 million opening. Once again, here’s another film that will likely find an audience on DVD since it didn’t find out in theatres.

As for the rest of the top five, Ice Age: Continental Drift claimed the second spot with $13.3 million, while Ted closed things out in fifth with $7 million. Next week at this time, Ted should cross the $200 million mark.

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

1) The Dark Knight Rises – $75 million
2) The Watch – $18 million
3) Step Up Revolution – $13 million
4) Ice Age: Continental Drift – $12 million
5) The Amazing Spider-Man – $10.5 million

And here’s how the weekend turned out:

1) The Dark Knight Rises – $64 million
2) Ice Age: Continental Drift – $13.3 million
3) The Watch – $13 million
4) Step Up Revolution – $11 million
5) Ted – $7 million

Next week sees the release of Total Recall and Diary Of A Wimpy Kid 3. Will either be able to claim the top spot? Check back on Friday to see our predictions!

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