Batman tops US box office for fourth week

August 11th, 2008 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS  

Los Angeles, Aug 11 (DPA) Batman can’t be stopped. For the fourth weekend the superhero’s sixth film “The Dark Knight” led at the US box office. The movie took in $26 million over the weekend, grossing more than $441 million since opening July 14.

Only seven films have ever topped the $400 million in the US and Canadian market, led by “Titanic” in 1998, which earned $600 million.

“The Dark Knight” is now the number-three highest grossing film ever behind 1977’s “Star Wars” ($461 million).

Action comedy “Pineapple Express” was second at the box office on the weekend, earning $22.4 million.

The movie about a stoner and his drug dealer, a murder and a unique strain of marijuana stars Seth Rogen, James Franco and Rosie Perez.

“The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor”, staring Brendan Fraser, brought in $16 million for third place in its second weekend.

Teen friendship comedy “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2″ was fourth with $10.8 million, and Will Ferrell’s “Step Brothers” rounded out the top five with $8.9 million.

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