The Dark Knight makes it four in a row

Pineapple Express can’t derail Batman’s run at the US box office

Despite a healthy, record-snatching August Wednesday launch at the US box office, Pineapple Express wasn’t quite enough to stop the juggernaut that is The Dark Knight. Moving up to take third place on the domestic release list (and poised to take over from Star Wars as the second place film this week), Batman now has $441.5 million in his coffers.

Still, Seth Rogen and the gang have plenty of reasons to break out the celebratory spliffs as the modestly budgeted Pineapple raked in more than $22 million across its first five days. It should turn a healthy profit long before a successful run on DVD. Third place found The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor dropping 60% for $70.6 million so far.
The Sisterhood Of The Travelling Pants 2 arrived in fourth, stuffing a decent $10.7 million into those flexible pockets, while in fifth Step Brothers added $8.9 million to an $80.9 million total.

At sixth Mamma Mia continues to hold well, crossing $100 million for $104 million so far, and Journey To The Centre Of The Earth got up to $81 million this weekend. In eighth, Hancock made $3.3 million, with Swing Vote taking $3.1 million at ninth and Wall-E adding $3 million to its $210 million total so far.

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