The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises has made it a third consecutive week at the top of the U.S. box office.

The third and final instalment from Christopher Nolan and co made a further $36.4 million over the weekend and was a comfortable $10 million ahead of Total Recall in second.

Total Recall is a remake of the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie and sees Colin Farrell return to the big screen while Len Wiseman is in the director's chair.

The movie took $26 million in its opening weekend but had to settle for second place as it came no where close to overhauling Batman.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days was a second and final new entry inside the top ten this week as it opened at number three.

Ice Age: Continental Drift and The Watch both dropped two places as they rounded out the top five at four and five.

Step Up Revolution was the biggest faller this week as it dropped three place out of the top five and down to number seven.

The Amazing Spider Man was down two at eight while there was also a two place drop for Brave at nine.

Magic Mike rounded off the top ten at number ten, again falling two places from last week's number eight.

1. (1) The Dark Knight Rises - $36.4 million
2. (-) Total Recall - $26 million
3. (-) Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days - $14.7 million
4. (2) Ice Age: Continental Drift - $8.4 million
5. (3) The Watch - $6.4 million
6. (5) Ted - $5.5 million
7. (4) Step Up Revolution - $5.3 million
8. (6) The Amazing Spider-Man - $4.3 million
9. (7) Brave - $2.9 million
10. (8) Magic Mike - $1.4 million