The Dark Knight staged a comeback on Saturday to help the film earn $26 million during its fourth weekend at the box office. TDK has now earned $441.5 million domestically, a number that has helped the film surpass Shrek 2 as the third highest domestic gross of all time.
If The Dark Knight can keep its current pace, the film should easily surpass Star Wars ($461 million) for the second highest gross of all time.
Somewhere Lucas is spinning.
Warner Bros. will have to remain content with the #2 spot, as there is no way that The Dark Knight can catch the domestic record-holder, Titanic.
Though they didn't take the top spot during their opening bow, Columbia Pictures has to be happy with the opening weekend take of Pineapple Express. The stoner comedy earned $22.4 million over the weekend and $40.4 million since its Wednesday opening.
Of one were to get specific, Pineapple Express actually beat The Dark Knight on per-theater earnings; $7,292 compared to $6,457.
While Brendan Fraser's The Mummy 3 isn't doing so hot domestically -- dropped 60% in its second weekend to bring its total cume to $70.7 million -- his other film, Journey to the Center of the Earth, continues to impress. Though Earth only opened to $21 million, the film has shown some serious box office legs and is on track to achieve the rare feat of more than quadrupling its opening weekend gross.