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'Dark Knight' stays atop box office with $64M

Associated Press Modified: July 29, 2012 at 2:01 pm •  Published: July 29, 2012

And LD Entertainment's "Killer Joe," the NC-17-rated crime thriller from director William Friedkin, made $37,864 at three theaters in Manhattan for a $12,621 per-screen average. In his darkest performance yet, Matthew McConaughey plays a Dallas police detective with a side gig as a hit man. Emile Hirsch, Thomas Haden Church, Gina Gershon and Juno Temple co-star as the lowlifes who play crucial roles in this twisted plot.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1. "The Dark Knight Rises," $64 million. ($122.1 million international.)

2. "Ice Age: Continental Drift," $13 million. ($49.4 million international.)

3. "The Watch," $13 million.

4. "Step Up Revolution," $11.8 million. ($5.2 million international.)

5. "Ted," $7.4 million. ($2.7 million international.)

6. "The Amazing Spider-Man," $6.8 million.

7. "Brave," $4.2 million. ($9.6 million international.)

8. "Magic Mike," $2.6 million. ($5.3 million international.)

9. "Savages," $1.8 million. ($2 million international.)

10. "Moonrise Kingdom," $1.4 million.


Estimated weekend ticket sales at international theaters (excluding the U.S. and Canada) for films distributed overseas by Hollywood studios, according to Rentrak:

1. "The Dark Knight Rises," $122.1 million.

2. "Ice Age: Continental Drift," $49.4 million.

3. "The Thieves," $15 million.

4. "Brave," $9.6 million.

5. "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted," $6.6 million.

6. "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax," $5.7 million.

7. "Magic Mike," $5.3 million.

8. "Step Up Revolution," $5.2 million.

9. "Ted," $2.7 million.

10. "Savages," $2 million.



Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.