“The Dark Knight Rises” Bumped From No. 1 At Box Office
PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — “The Dark Knight Rises” has fallen out of first-place at the weekend box office.
Jeremy Renner’s action tale “The Bourne Legacy” took over as the No. 1 movie with a $40.3 million debut.
Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis’ political comedy “The Campaign” opened at No. 2 with $27.4 million.
The new movies pushed “The Dark Knight Rises” down to third-place with $19.5 million, raising the superhero blockbuster’s three-week domestic total to $390.1 million.
“The Dark Knight Rises” had been the No. 1 movie for three-straight weekends.
There was extra anticipation for the movie here in Pittsburgh because parts of the final installment of the Batman trilogy had been filmed locally last summer.
The late night premiere last month drew fans to theaters across the country, including here in the Pittsburgh area, where in just one case, a long line stretched from the lobby and through the corridor at the CineMark in Robinson Township.
However, the movie debuted amid tragedy when a gunman in Colorado killed 12 people and wounded 58 at a midnight screening of the film on opening day.
The violence though seems to have little or no effect on the runaway success of the Batman finale.
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