'The Dark Knight Rises' Surges On Saturday; 'The Watch' and 'Step Up Revolution' Disappoint

on July 29, 2012 by Phil Contrino

The Dark Knight Rises made $18.050 million on Friday and $25.010 million on Saturday, which puts it on pace for a healthy sophomore frame. TDKR's weekend total does not compare favorably to the $75.2 million haul The Dark Knight managed during its second weekend in July 2008. Still, TDKR has already banked more than $500 million worldwide, so it's far from a disappointment. 

With a Friday tally of $4.85 million and $3.88 million on Saturday, Step Up Revolution will fall short of Step Up 3D's $15.8 million debut in 2010. Luckily, the Step Up franchise is an international juggernaut. Step Up 3D made $118 million internationally and $42 million domestically. There's no reason that Step Up Revolution can't post comparable international numbers in order to make up for a domestic decrease. More than 19,000 Flixster users have combined to give Step Up Revolution a solid 86% approval rating.

The Watch is off to a very lackluster start. 20th Century Fox's R-rated comedy managed only $4.5 million on Friday and $4.7 million on Saturday. That's a huge disappointment for a film that boasts the combined star power of Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill. The Watch proves yet again that moviegoers today are not easily influenced by star power. Adam Sandler learned that lesson earlier this summer when the R-rated That's My Boy bombed. A 70% combined approval rating from more than 24,000 Flixster users does not bode well for The Watch's staying power.

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris.

Tags: The Dark Knight Rises, The Watch, Step Up Revolution

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