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Weekend Estimates: Dark Knight Makes it Four in a Row

August 10th, 2008

The Dark Knight made it four weekend wins in a row, according to Sundays studio estimates. The Batman movie picked up another $26.030 million, which was enough to hold off The Pineapple Express. The Judd Apatow comedy had started strongly on Wednesday, but was performing weakly by the end of the weekend, and ended up with $22.4 million. That still represents a good $7,300 per theater average, and Express has already topped $40 million, thanks to strong mid-week numbers.

Dark Knight, meanwhile, becomes the first movie to score four consecutive weekend wins since Lord of the Rings: Return of the King back in 2003/2004. With Tropic Thunder opening on Wednesday, and Star Wars: Clone Wars an unknown entity, there's an outside chance that Batman could win five in a row, but that has to be considered unlikely at this stage. Knight's weekend is the 4th best 4th weekend of all time (see complete list), and it has fallen behind Titanic's pace for the first time. It's total gross has hit $441 million, which vaults it to 3rd in the list of highest-grossing movies in the United States (see complete list).

Filed under: Weekend Box Office, The Dark Knight, Pineapple Express