Batman franchise The Dark Knight continued to make cinematic history this past week, becoming the third highest-grossing film of all time as it briskly...

Batman franchise The Dark Knight continued to make cinematic history this past week, becoming the third highest-grossing film of all time as it briskly soared past the $400 million mark, studio estimates revealed.

With its weekend haul of $26.1 million, Dark Knight eclipsed Shrek 2, the previous all-time #3 record holder, and is now looking ahead to pass the #2 highest grossing film ever, the original Star Wars at $461 million. Looming on the horizon is the all-time highest grossing film, Titanic, at $601 million.

Coming in second at the box office this weekend is Pineapple Express, the buddy comedy about two stoners on the run after they witness a murder, took in $23.2 million over the weekend and $41.3 million since it’s release last Wednesday.

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor took third place with $16.5 million in its third week out. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, the sequel to the 2005 film about a tale of a pair of well worn traveling jeans and the girls who own them, came in at $10.7 million since its first weekend since it’s release Wednesday. The Will Ferrell comedy Step Brothers was fifth with $9.13 million, bringing its total to $81.1 million.

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Box Office Grosses
Week Ending August 10, 2008

RankTitleWeekendTotal Gross
1The Dark Knight (2008)$26.1M$442M
2Pineapple Express (2008)$23.2M$41.3M
3The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)$16.5M$71M
4The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008)$10.7M$19.6M
5Step Brothers (2008)$9.13M$81.1M
6Mamma Mia! (2008)$8.21M$104M
7Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)$4.87M$81.8M
8Hancock (2008)$3.32M$222M
9WALL•E (2008)$3.14M$210M
10Swing Vote (2008)$3.13M$12M

Source: IMDB.com

Last Updated on August 12, 2008 by By Laurie A. Trotta