The Dark Knight held off comedy Pineapple Express over the weekend, taking in an estimated $26.03M from 4,025 theaters to take first place for the fourth consecutive weekend. That’s a drop of just 39% from the weekend prior. The film’s total domestic gross now stands at $441.54M, good enough to put it into third place on the all-time list, just below #2 Star Wars ($461M). As I noted last week, I’m going to continue tracking the performance of The Dark Knight and my estimate has widened slightly to $496-547M total domestic box office (Although Titanic’s $600.79M record is unlikely, it’s not entirely out of the question just yet. It’s really going to depend on how the movie performs over the coming weeks).
In terms of overseas box office, the film has tacked on an additional $263.1M, growing its worldwide cume to over $700M at $704.64M.
Pineapple Express, meanwhile, grossed $22.4M over the weekend, but the film actually opened on Wednesday so it’s taken in $40.47M over its first five days of release. A good sum for an R-rated comedy.
Click through the jump for the rest of the top 10.
Top 10 (August 8-10, 2008)–ESTIMATES
- The Dark Knight – $26.03M ($441.54M)
- Pineapple Express – $22.40 ($40.47M)
- The Mummy Tomb of the Dragon Emperor – $16.11M ($70.67M)
- The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 – $10.77M ($10.77M)
- Step Brothers – $8.90M ($80.90M)
- Mamma Mia! – $8.08M ($104.02M)
- Journey to the Center of the Earth – $4.86M ($81.76M)
- Hancock – $3.30M ($221.71M)
- Swing Vote – $3.11M ($12.00M)
- Wall-E – $3.05M ($210.11M)
Source: Box Office Mojo