Warner's The Dark Knight Rises grossed $8.16 million on Monday to lead the daily box office with ease for an eleventh consecutive day. The third installment of Christopher Nolan's superhero trilogy fell 58 percent from Sunday and 58 percent from last Monday. In comparison, 2008's The Dark Knight experienced a 56 percent daily slide on its second Monday to gross $10.52 million. The Dark Knight Rises has grossed a massive $295.27 million in eleven days and is set to zoom past the $300 million domestic milestone today. The film is currently running 9 percent behind the pace of The Dark Knight.
IMAX grosses were responsible for $1.27 million (15.6 percent) of Monday's overall daily gross for The Dark Knight Rises. To date, IMAX grosses are responsible for $38.99 million (13.2 percent) of the film's total domestic gross.
Ice Age: Continental Drift placed in second with $1.84 million. The fourth installment of the computer animated franchise from Fox fell 54 percent from Sunday and 36 percent from last Monday. Ice Age: Continental Drift has grossed $116.74 million through 18 days of domestic release, placing it 20.5 percent behind the pace of 2009's Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.
Fellow Fox release The Watch took third place with $1.59 million. The R-rated comedy starring Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill fell 55 percent from Sunday. R-rated comedies typically have strong first Monday holds regardless of long-term holding power, but that wasn't the case for The Watch yesterday as it experienced one of the day's larger daily declines among wide releases. That could be a poor sign for the film going forward. The Watch has grossed a disappointing $14.34 million in its first four days.
Step Up Revolution followed closely behind in fourth with $1.47 million. The fourth installment of the dance film franchise (and first being distributed by Lionsgate) fell 49 percent from Sunday. That represented one of the day's better holds among wide releases and it is likely that the film will be relatively stronger on weekdays than on weekends going forward. Step Up Revolution has grossed $13.20 million in four days, placing it 26 percent behind the pace of 2010's Step Up 3D.