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.
Box Office Grosses
|1||The Dark Knight (2008)||$26.1M||$442M|
|2||Pineapple Express (2008)||$23.2M||$41.3M|
|3||The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)||$16.5M||$71M|
|4||The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008)||$10.7M||$19.6M|
|5||Step Brothers (2008)||$9.13M||$81.1M|
|6||Mamma Mia! (2008)||$8.21M||$104M|
|7||Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)||$4.87M||$81.8M|
|10||Swing Vote (2008)||$3.13M||$12M|
Last Updated on August 12, 2008 by By Laurie A. Trotta