So, who won?
Well, "The Dark Knight Rises" once again took the top spot as "Recall" was second. With the Olympics on now and summer running out, the box office suffered a bit as well - overall. Much of the water cooler talk these days centers around sports and not movies. The nightmare events at a Colorado theater are now being replaced by the suspected killer James Holmes in court. The truth of the bad opening behind "Total Recall" could be what many were asking about "Spider-Man." Do we need another one right now? Is it too soon for this remake? The answer is no and yes.
1. "The Dark Knight Rises" - $36.5 million
2. "Total Recall" - $26.3 million
3. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3" - $14.5 million
After the Colorado shootings,. the talk of Batman has been muted for sure, but it is tracking near its predecessor. So, that is the other list for this week.
Fastest to 300 million:
1. "The Avengers" - 6 days
2. "The Dark Knight" - 10 days
3. "The Dark Knight Rises" -12 days
A note here is that it took "Avatar" 15 days to reach that level and and "Titanic," 44 days.