Weekend Box Office Results: “The Dark Knight Rises” rose nearly 40 percent on Saturday to lead weekend box office with $64.1 million, with a total haul of $500 million worldwide; in second place is “Ice Age: Continental Drift” takes fourth place with $13.3 million and a total haul of $114.8 million; 20th Century Fox, R-rated sci-fi “The Watch,” starring Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn, bombs with $13 million in debut weekend in third place, followed by Summit Entertainment’s 3D dance movie “Step Up Revolution” in fourth place opening to a lukewarm $11.8 million, followed by Universal’s raunchy adult comedy “Ted” rounding out top five with $7.4 million, grossing $193.7 million domestically.
The big disappointment of the weekend was “The Watch,” which is yet another blow for Ben Stiller, whose last movie, crime caper “Tower Heist” was also bombed at the box office. “The Watch,” a R-rated sci-fi comedy about a group of neighborhood watch volunteers, Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade, who stop an alien attack, cost $68 million to produce before marketing costs. It did see a five percent jump on Saturday.
Weekend Box Office Results:
1. THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (Warner Bros) $64 million
2. ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT (Fox) $13.3 million
3. THE WATCH (20th Century Fox) $13 million
4. STEP UP REVOLUTION (Summit Entertainment) $11.8 million
5. TED (Universal Pictures) $7.4 million