Universal’s $125 million Matt Damon-less thriller The Bourne Legacy easilytopped the box office on Friday with $14 million. The Jeremy Renner action entry may take in about $40 million over the weekend period, and while that total would fall short of its 2007 predecessor, The Bourne Ultimatum, which started with $69.3 million, it’s a solid start for the rebooted franchise. READ FULL STORY
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After a full three weeks atop the chart The Dark Knight Rises will likely descend a few spots this weekend due to the arrival of The Bourne Legacy and The Campaign.
The two male-driven tentpoles are looking to make a big splash, while fellow newcomer Hope Springs, which debuted on Wednesday, will likely make smaller waves. Here’s how the box office might shake out:
1. The Bourne Legacy – $37 million
Universal spent $125 million on this sequel, which has Jeremy Renner taking over the franchise from Matt Damon. Although Renner’s profile was certainly raised by his presence in The Avengers and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, he’s not a proven box office draw on his own, and fans who loved the pairing of Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass (both of whom are out) may stay away. Thus, it’s likely that Legacy will start off with about half of what 2007’s The Bourne Ultimatum opened with ($69.3 million), but the franchise has ample credibility working in its favor. Action fans should turn out in large enough numbers to give the film a $37 million debut. READ FULL STORY
After three weekends, it’s clear that Warner Brothers’ $250 million franchise finale The Dark Knight Rises, which has earned $363.3 million, won’t be able to match The Dark Knight‘s box office haul ($533.3 million) domestically, but it’s more than making up the difference overseas.
Rises is running well ahead of The Dark Knight internationally, having grossed $378.4 million so far. At the same point in its run, The Dark Knight had earned $203.7 million on the way to a $468.6 million international finish.
A northeast Ohio man brought a gun, ammunition and several knives to a showing of the latest Batman movie because he wanted to protect himself in case someone tried to replicate last month’s deadly Colorado theater shooting, his attorney said Tuesday. Scott A. Smith, 37, had no intention of causing harm or inducing panic when he brought the weapons to a Saturday showing of The Dark Knight Rises, said his attorney, Matthew Bruce. “With the recent shooting in Colorado, and the other incidents around the country in regards to threats, he felt that he needed protection,” Bruce said.
Bruce said he was referring to movie theater threats made after the deadly July 20 shooting in Aurora, Colo., where a 24-year-old man is accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58 at a midnight showing of the same movie.
Bruce said his client “felt a sense of fear” about going to a theater, and chose the Batman movie by complete coincidence. “Any weapons he may have had on him were solely for protection,” he said. READ FULL STORY
Authorities say a Cleveland-area man has been arrested for carrying a gun, ammunition, and several knives into a showing of the The Dark Knight Rises. Police in Westlake, Ohio say a manager was suspicious of the man and his satchel when he entered the theater for the 10 p.m. Saturday showing of the Batman movie.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the manager and an off-duty police officer working security searched the bag and found the weapons. He was arrested without incident. His home was searched Monday night.
The suspect’s name and other details have not been released.
A 24-year-old man is charged with killing 12 people and wounding 58 at a midnight showing of the The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colo., on July 20.
Box office report: 'Dark Knight Rises' soars to $36.4 mil; 'Total Recall' barely matches original's debut
A sci-fi reboot and kiddie sequel were no match for the third weekend of Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster Batman finale.
The Dark Knight Rises led the box office for a third weekend in a row, grossing $36.4 million and giving Warner Bros.’ $250 million-budgeted Batman sequel $354.6 million domestically after 17 days. The film enjoyed a healthy 41 percent decline from its previous frame, and if its weekend estimate holds up, Rises will have notched a slimmer third weekend drop than The Dark Knight, which fell 43 percent to $42.7 million during its third weekend, thereby lifting its total to $393.8 million. READ FULL STORY
Make it three weeks in a row for Bruce Wayne!
The Dark Knight Rises once again topped the box office on Friday, grossing $10.4 million — a healthy 45 percent decline from its previous Friday haul, when the film dropped a somewhat alarming 76 percent. Rises should earn about $36 million over the weekend, which would lift its domestic total to $354 million.
In second place, Sony’s rebooted Total Recall, which stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, and Jessica Biel, earned $9.2 million, and it may finish the frame with a soft $25 million — a bit less than the $25.5 million opening for the original Total Recall (you know, the one with Ah-nold) back in 1990. Ouch. Despite reports that the reboot carried a $200 million budget, Sony claims it spent $125 million on the picture.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days took third place on Friday, but it notched the weakest first Friday of the franchise with $5.9 million. The original 2010 Diary grossed $7.4 million on its opening day, and finished the weekend with $22.1 million. Last year’s sequel, Rodrick Rules, started with $7.3 million on the way to a $23.8 million debut. Dog Days, which cost Fox $22 million to produce, will likely earn a not-totally-wimpy $18 million in its opening frame.
Rounding out the Top 5 were two other Fox films, Ice Age: Continental Drift and The Watch, which grossed $2.5 million and $1.9 million on Friday, respectively. Ice Age may find another $9 million. The Watch, in just its second weekend, will earn an awful $6 million.
1. The Dark Knight Rises – $10.4 million
2. Total Recall – $9.2 million
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days – $5.9 million
4. Ice Age: Continental Drift – $2.5 million
5. The Watch – $1.9 million
Check back tomorrow for the full box office report, and follow me on Twitter for up-to-the-minute box office updates.
A South Florida man faces disorderly conduct charges after a disturbance at a theater showing the Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises. Miami Beach police say more than 100 moviegoers fled early Tuesday after David Escamillo yelled “This is it!” during the film. Witnesses say they saw Escamillo leave the theater and return wearing a pair of black gloves.
Escamillo was detained by movie patrons until police arrived. Officers said he smelled strongly of alcohol and was yelling “I didn’t shoot anybody.”
Police found no weapon, and no shots were fired. A records search revealed an outstanding warrant for battery. Court records didn’t list an attorney for Escamillo.
The fracas occurred less than two weeks after a gunman killed 12 and wounded 58 others at a Colorado movie theater.
Alright, here are the facts about The Dark Knight Rises:
• Warner Bros.’ $250 million sequel is an utterly huge movie.
• It earned $64.1 million in its second weekend (a 60 percent drop).
• It has grossed $289.1 million after ten days.
• This total is less than the The Dark Knight had earned at the same point in its run ($313.8 million), and that’s fine.
• This total is also less than the The Avengers had earned at the same point in its run ($373.1 million), and that’s also fine.
• Overseas, the film has already grossed $248.2 million, and its headed for a finish between $900 million and $1 billion worldwide.
The reality is that it doesn’t matter if the conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy beats any other film at the box office — The Dark Knight Rises is a truly gigantic hit that will have the suits at the studio very, very happy.
That said, the film is certainly performing below initial expectations. READ FULL STORY
For the second weekend in a row, The Dark Knight Rises will top the box office, but it’s falling much faster than industry insiders expected. Perhaps those Olympic opening ceremonies, which were watched by a record number of people, are to blame?
The $250 million Warner Brothers film dropped 76 percent from its first Friday to $18.1 million, which should lead to a $60 million weekend. After eight days, Rises has grossed $243.1 million total. For comparison, The Dark Knight fell 65 percent on its second Friday to $23.2 million, giving it an eight-day total of $261.8 million. That film went on to have a $75.2 million sophomore weekend. READ FULL STORY
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