Warner's The Dark Knight Rises grossed $4.73 million on Monday to lead the daily box office for an 18th consecutive day. The third installment of Christopher Nolan's superhero trilogy fell 58 percent from Sunday and a respectable 42 percent from last Monday. The Dark Knight Rises has grossed $358.66 million through 18 days of release. Yesterday saw the film pass by 1993's Jurassic Park to move into 20th place on the all-time unadjusted domestic chart. The Dark Knight Rises is currently running 10 percent behind the $400.04 million 18-day gross of 2008's The Dark Knight.
IMAX grosses were responsible for $0.792 million (16.8 percent) of the total Monday take for The Dark Knight Rises. Thus far IMAX grosses have totaled $48.84 million, which represents 13.6 percent of the film's total domestic gross.
Sony's Total Recall held steady in second place with $3.00 million. Like The Dark Knight Rises, Total Recall was also down 58 percent from Sunday. The sci-fi remake starring Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel has grossed $28.58 million through its first four days of release. That places Total Recall 4 percent ahead of the $27.42 million four-day start of this year's Underworld Awakening and 30 percent behind the $40.71 million four-day start of last year's Cowboys & Aliens.
After a softer than expected start over the weekend, Fox's Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days did stabilize nicely on Monday with a third place take of $1.98 million. The third installment of the family film franchise fell 47 percent from Sunday, which represented one of the day's better daily holds among wide releases. With a four-day start of $16.60 million, Dog Days is running 34 percent behind the $25.01 million four-day start of last year's Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules.