Having already raised more than $311 million domestically, Warner Bros.’ “The Dark Knight Rises” is poised to nab its third straight domestic weekend win, tracking ahead of Sony’s pricey sci-fi remake “Total Recall” and Fox’s family outing “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days.”
The Batman finale could feasibly drop around 45% from last week’s soph sesh, for a three-day gross in the mid-$30 millions. “Recall” should land between $25 million and $30 million, while “Dog Days” — Fox’s third adaptation from the popular kid-book series — is expected to hit $15 million through Sunday.
Debuts could be higher based on strong mid-week business for “TDKR,” however. Overseas, “Dark Knight Rises” has cumed north of $250 million, playing in 54 markets. Though it’s waiting on a release date in China, pic already has been released in most major markets, including the U.K., which has contributed the most, at $47.9 million through July 29.