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Weekend Box Office: 'The Dark Knight Rises' Drops 60% In Week Two; No One Watches 'The Watch'

Indiewire: Though Hollywood would like to think all of summer is the Silly Season in regards to box office, the truth is, every four years, July takes a slight hit. The Olympics seemed to catch the attention of casual moviegoers this weekend, as prospective smash "The Dark Knight Rises" took a strong second week nosedive of 60%, ruling the roost over a sea of uninspiring options with a still-formidable $64 million. While "The Dark Knight" ruled over summer 2008, only four more '08 releases in that frame sputtered over the $100 million mark. One was inexplicable worldwide smash "Mamma Mia!," but triple digits were just barely reached by "Step Brothers," "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" and "Tropic Thunder." Judging by this weekend and the remaining summer schedule, the industry looks like will be lucky to halve that number.

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extermin8or3344d ago

They are wrong I'm sure Bourne will do well, Prometheus and spiderman already earned well into triple figures, Expendables 2 will probably do well too :p