`Dark Knight Rises’ Box Office: Second Week Earns $64M

LOS ANGELES — “The Dark Knight Rises” stayed atop the box office for the second straight weekend, making just over $ 64 million. But it’s lagging behind the staggering numbers of its predecessor, 2008’s “The Dark Knight.”

The final piece in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy has now grossed more than $ 289 million in its first 10 days in theaters. It dropped 60 percent from its opening weekend of $ 160.9 million.

By comparison, “The Dark Knight” took a 53 percent drop in its second weekend with a gross of $ 75.17 million and a 10-day cumulative gross of $ 313.8 million.

Among the new arrivals in theaters, the comedy “The Watch” opened in third place with $ 13 million. And the dance sequel “Step Up: Revolution” opened at No. 4 with $ 11.8 million.

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