Warner's The Dark Knight Rises grossed $13.77 million on Wednesday to remain comfortably in first at the daily box office. In the process the third installment of the Christopher Nolan directed trilogy surpassed the $200 million domestic milestone. The Dark Knight Rises reached the $200 million milestone in six days, which made it the fifth quickest film ever to do so. The Dark Knight Rises has grossed $211.81 million in six days, which represents the fifth largest six-day start on record and places the film 5 percent behind the $222.15 million six-day start of 2008's The Dark Knight.
The Dark Knight Rises did fall 22 percent from Tuesday, which was a significantly sharper percentage decline than the 12 percent slide The Dark Knight experienced on its first Wednesday when it grossed $18.38 million. On the other hand, The Dark Knight Rises held up slightly better yesterday than a number of other films in wide release, which is a positive sign at this point in the film's run. IMAX grosses were responsible for $2.156 million (15.7 percent) of Wednesday's $13.77 million take and stabilized more from Tuesday's performance than did yesterday's non-IMAX grosses. The film's six-day IMAX total stands at $26.699 million, which represents 12.6 percent of the film's six-day domestic total.
Internationally, The Dark Knight Rises grossed $15.1 million from 23 foreign markets on Wednesday. That brings the film's current international total to $125.3 million and worldwide haul to $337.1 million.
Fox's Ice Age: Continental Drift held steady in second with $2.82 million. The fourth installment of the computer animated franchise fell 25 percent from Tuesday and 45 percent from last Wednesday. Continental Drift has grossed $98.32 million in 13 days and is set to surpass the $100 million domestic milestone today. The film is currently running 20 percent behind the pace of 2009's Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.
Select Location Counts for the Weekend of July 27:
The Watch -- 3,168
The Dark Knight Rises -- 4,404
Ice Age: Continental Drift -- 3,869
The Amazing Spider-Man -- 3,160
Ted -- 3,120
Brave -- 2,551
Magic Mike -- 2,075
Savages -- 1,411
Madagascar 3 -- 808
Katy Perry: Part of Me -- 606
Marvel's The Avengers -- 373
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel -- 276
Beasts of the Southern Wild -- 208
The Intouchables -- 194
Safety Not Guaranteed -- 149
Bernie -- 99
Your Sister's Sister -- 64
Trishna -- 37
Ruby Sparks -- 13
Ai Weiwei - Never Sorry -- 5
Easy Money -- 5