As expected, The Dark Knight Rises has finally fallen from its perch atop the U.S. box office. Of course, The Dark Knight Rises had a very good run, holding the top stop at the box office for three weekends straight. In a summer season when one or more new blockbusters opens every weekend, holding the top spot for more than even one weekend is a challenge for most films.
With the official Sunday estimates now released, The Bourne Legacy is the clear weekend winner with $40.3 million. Also, as expected, The Campaign finished with $27.4 million to take the second spot at the box office.
In it’s fourth weekend, The Dark Knight Rises also met expectations with $19.5 million, which was good enough for the third spot at the box office. The total take for The Dark Knight Rises at the U.S. box office now sits at $390 million, so the film should have no problem crossing the $400 million mark in the upcoming week.
The Dark Knight Rises also looks to be in good shape to pass by The Hunger Games very soon. The Hunger Games racked up $407 million at the U.S. box office and currently sits in second place for the 2012 yearly box office.