The Dark Knight Rises tops box office, but no match for The Avengers

The Dark Knight Rises remains the top film in the country after three weeks in theatrical release.

The batman film, distributed by Warner Bros, took $4.266m in its third weekend across 619 screens for a $6,893 screen average.

However, despite its continued strength, The Dark Knight Rises hasn’t been able to top The Avengers in a three-week comparison with the Batman film on $33.047m and The Avengers on $39.033m.

In their respective opening weekends, The Dark Knight Rises was the fourth highest grossing film of all time in its opening weekend, while the Avengers was eighth. Over the first week tally, The  Avengers was third highest grossing film and The Dark Knight Rises was tenth.

The Avengers currently sits at 53.339m all time box office, in third spot behind Titanic in second on 57.650, and Avatar on the massive 115.577m.

In this week’s major releases, dance film Step Up 4: Miami Heat, distributed by Universal, opened across 1.804m on 370 screens for a $4,877 screen average.

The film was third behind The Dark Knight Rises and Magic Mike, distributed by Roadshow and ahead of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter which took $1.122m.

The historic horror film, distributed by Fox, took a screen average of $3.066m across 366 screens.

Australian doco I Am Eleven, distributed by Proud Mother Pictures added another $24,314 across 16 screens to its five-week release, bringing the box office total to $163,165.

The film is in seventh place in the limited release tally ahead of Australian comedy Not Suitable For Children, in eighth spot. The film, now in its fourth week of release added $24,095 across 21 screens to take its total box office to $468,959.

Likewise, The King Is Dead, released by Pinnacle Films four weeks ago, has added $6,357 across six screens taking the film’s total to $58,095 placing it 17th spot in the limited release tally.

David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis, out this weekend and distributed by Icon, was number one in the limited release report taking $93,000 across 34 screens for a screen average of $2,722.

Jo Nesbo’s Jackpot, distributed by Rialto took $29,000 across 12 screens for a $2,456 average.

Meanwhile, Indian erotic thriller, Jism 2, starring Canadian porn actress Sunny Leone and Mohan Agashe took $15,000 across nine screens for a $1,666 average.

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