Batman bumped from No 1 spot

2012-08-12 21:32

Los Angeles - The Dark Knight Rises has finally fallen out of first place at the weekend box office.

Jeremy Renner's action tale The Bourne Legacy took over as the No 1 movie with a $40.3m debut.

And Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis' political comedy The Campaign opened at No 2 with $27.4m.

The new movies pushed The Dark Knight Rises down to third place with $19.5m, raising the superhero blockbuster's three-week domestic total to $390.1m.

The Dark Knight Rises had been the No 1 movie for three-straight weekends since debuting amid tragedy as a gunman in Colorado killed 12 people and wounded 58 at a midnight screening of the film on opening day.

The violence seems to have little or no effect on the runaway success of the Batman finale.

Comments

  • garth.langenhoven - 2012-08-12 23:32

    Was I the only one to find this movie disappointing? A long winding plot and mediocre special effects coupled with poorly choreographed fight scenes. Let us not forget Christian Bale's attempt at a dark husky mysterious voice that comes off as scratchy at best.. The movie does no justice to the work of directors Joel Schumacher and Tim Burton. Actors Tom Hardy(Bane), Christian Bale (Batman), Anne Hathaway (Catwoman); are a far cry from the talents of Michael Keaton , Jack Nicholson ,Danny DeVito and Michelle Pfeiffer.. The only redeeming factor to the entire 2hr 45min Dark Knight Rising fiasco, is the overwhelming talent of actor Michael Caine.

      bruce.robinson.522 - 2012-08-13 02:37

      The fact that you imply that Joel Schumacher added positively to the Batman canon nullifies your comment. Whether this movie was disappointing or not, Schumacher destroyed his own Batman legacy with Batman & Robin, a fact that Schumacher himself acknowledges. Nolan over Schumacher any day of the week.

      Roulon du Toit - 2012-08-13 08:40

      Joel Schumacher??? I don't find it surprising you didn't like the movie. Joel was responsible for killing the franchise for many years. I mean, Batman on ice skates, Arnie's puns, nipples on the batsuit. There are just so many things.

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