Box Office Numbers – ‘Total Recall’ Total Bust

Posted: August 5, 2012 in Movies

You can’t just show up at the box office and expect Colin Farrell to beat The Batman, it’s just not feasible, especially with a remake – such as Total Recall.  And as everyone expected, The Dark Knight Rises beat Total Recall this past weekend at the box office…and t wasn’t even close.  The Dark Knight Rises continued its dominance at the box office for the third straight weekend raking in $36M, totaling up $354M since release.

Total Recall, the highly touted remake starring Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel, and Kate Beckinsale, was expected to rack up the money stacks but opened to a disappointing $26M despite costing a cool $125M to make.  The film also got beat up pretty good in reviews, hovering around 31% on Rotten Tomatoes, not exactly world beater material.

Coming in third this weekend was the other new release film, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, bringing in a respectable $15M.  I say respectable because while the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books are vastly popular, the films just haven’t been as widely received.  Still, here we are with the third film adaptation and people are still going out to see the movies.

Rounding out the top five at the box office this weekend were Ice Age 4: Continental Drift and The Watch, with $8M and $6M respectively.

Here is the full top 10:

*numbers in millions* (TOTAL)

1) The Dark Knight Rises – $36.4 ($354.6)

2) Total Recall – $26 (NEW)

3) Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days – $14.7 (NEW)

4) Ice Age: Continental Drift – $8.4 ($131.8)

5) The Watch – $6.3 ($25.3)

6) Ted – $5.4 ($203.4)

7) Step Up Revolution – $5.3 ($23)

8) The Amazing Spider-Man – $4.3 ($250.6)

9) Brave – $2.8 ($223.3)

10) Magic Mike – $1.3 ($110.8)


Via Box Office Mojo


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