After placing first for four straight weekends, The Dark Knight fell to second place this weekend with $16.4M, edged out by the hilarious movie-within-a-movie comedy Tropic Thunder which took first place with $25.8M.
However, and more impressively, The Dark Knight passed up Star Wars ($461M) to take second place on the domestic all-time chart. Through Sunday, its gross stood at $471.1M and is now at $473.2M when including Monday’s grosses. The film moved its way into the number two spot on Saturday.
How appropriate is it that Star Wars fell out of the number two spot on the weekend when a new Star Wars film, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, was released? ‘The Clone Wars’ in fact could only manage a third place $14.6M.
I’m currently projecting the final domestic gross of The Dark Knight at between $502-513M.
The rest of the top 10 follows after the jump.
Top 10 (August 15-17–Actuals)
- Tropic Thunder – $25.81M ($36.85M)
- The Dark Knight – $16.38M ($471.08M)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – $14.61M ($14.61M)
- Mirrors – $11.16M ($11.16M)
- Pineapple Express – $9.81M ($62.74M)
- The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor – $8.21M ($86.25M)
- Mamma Mia! – $6.10M ($116.01M)
- The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 – $5.79M ($32.00M)
- Step Brothers – $4.81M ($90.70M)
- Vicky Cristina Barcelona – $3.76M ($3.76M)
Source: Box Office Mojo