Box Office Results: Dark Knight Slays The Mummy

Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight pulled off a small upset this weekend by inching out a win over The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor according to estimates at Box Office Mojo.

The Dark Knight raked in $43.8 million in its third weekend versus $42.45 million for third Mummy film in its debut.

All told, The Dark Knight’s cum stands at a whopping $394,887,000 with the $400 million barrier sure to topple by Monday evening.

Elsewhere in the top 10, Step Brothers continued a strong showing by nabbing the #3 spot with $16.3 million. At $63 million total, it should surpass its $65 million budget early this week.

On the other end of the spectrum is the X-Files sequel whose brief stint in the top ten is unlikely to carry into next weekend.

The complete top ten weekend box office results for August 1-3 are as follows.

  • 1. The Dark Knight: $43.8m
  • 2. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor: $42.45m
  • 3. Step Brothers: $16.3m
  • 4. Mamma Mia!: $13.121m
  • 5 Journey to the Center of the Earth: $6.875
  • 6. Swing Vote: $6.3m
  • 7. Hancock: $5.2m
  • 8. Wall-E: $4.747m
  • 9. The X-Files: I Want to Believe: $3.425m
  • 10. Space Chimps: $2.84m

Next weekend Pineapple Express squares off against The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 in a battle of adult humor versus estrogen-charged drama, while grindhouse-fueled Hell Ride presented by Quentin Tarantino seeks a niche audience.

Join the ongoing discussion on box office predictions and results in the HDR Forums.

TheHDRoom may be paid a small commission for any services or products ordered through select links on this page.