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‘Dark Knight’ Passes ‘Star Wars’

It’s official- ‘The Dark Knight,’ is the second highest grossing movie of all time in North America. This weekend, the Christian Bale movie passed George Lucas’ original ‘Star Wars,’ with a gross of $473 million.  ‘Titanic’ is still number one with $600 million.

However, it is Ben Stiller’s comedy ‘Tropic Thunder,’ that is top of the box office this weekend, taking in $26 million, while ‘The Dark Knight,’ earned $17 million this past weekend.

George Lucas produced animated film Clone Wars debuted in 3rd place. Keifer Sutherland starrer Mirrors in fourth, and the new Woody Allen film from the Weinstein Co opened in 10th place, impressive considering its rather small release.

1. Tropic Thunder – $26 million
2. The Dark Knight – $16.8 million
3. Star Wars: The Clone Wars $15.5 million
4. Mirrors – $11.1 million
5. Pineapple Express – $10 million
6. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor – $18.61 million
7. Mamma Mia! – $6.5 million
8. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 – $5.93 million
9. Step Brothers – $5 million
10. Vicky Cristina Barcelona $3.71 million

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