Los Angeles - Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises took the weekend box office title for a third time, beating back a challenge from science fiction remake Total Recall.
Dark Knight Rises brought in an estimated $36.4m from theatres in the United States and Canada, distributor Warner Bros said on Sunday. The movie is the third film in a popular trilogy starring Christian Bale as the caped crusader.
Total Recall finished in distant second place with $26m from Friday through Sunday.
The film stars Colin Farrell in a remake of a 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger movie.
The No 3 spot went to family sequel Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, which grabbed $14.7m.
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