The Dark Knight Rises Wins Again, Total Recall Bombs at Box Office

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Movie goers this weekend proved they are not sick of The Dark Knight Rises. But they may be sick of remakes.

The final installment of Christopher Nolan's trilogy earned $36.4 million, enough to place it atop the box office for the third consecutive week. It has now garnered $354.6 million domestically in 17 days.

Go Batman!

In other movie news, Sony's remake of Total Recall - with Colin Farrell in the role Arnold Schwarzenegger made famous - did not make the major dent many expected.

It finished in second place with $26 million, which (adjusted for inflation) is nearly $20 million less than the original on its opening weekend.

Take a look at the top five below:

  1. The Dark Knight Rises: $36.4 million
  2. Total Recall: $26.0 million
  3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days: $14.7 million
  4. Ice Age: Continental Drift: $8.4 million
  5. The Watch: $6.4 million
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the original 1990 version of Total Recall was brilliant. this is a complete remake. people say it isnt but it takes all the unique parts of the original movie and re-hashes it with the same cheap CGI glossy action scenes that we're tired off. Hollywood just remake movies because its easy money. I'm glad it bombed at the box office, I hope it does worse when its on DVD and maybe then Hollywood will give all these terrible remakes a rest


The movie is not a remake. It was suppose to just be another movie based off the short story. This has been confirmed through multiple sources including an interview on The Daily Show.


Did anybody bother looking at the original "Total Recall"? It's a bad idea to remake a movie that wasn't worth making the first time.