Final box office estimates put "The Dark Knight" in the number one spot for the weekend, with a $26 million haul. But that’s not the fun part. That number pushed the Warner Brothers film to a $441 million total so far in its domestic release, knocking "Shrek 2" out of its path to become the third-highest grossing successful film of all time (domestically; worldwide is another matter). Back in 2004, "Shrek 2" took in $436 million in its domestic release.
"Pineapple Express," the R-rated pot-smoking comedy, took in $22.4 million, a huge number for a movie that reportedly cost less than $40 million to produce.
Here’s the rest, all from Media By Numbers:
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, $16,113,170
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, $10,770,000
Step Brothers, $8,900,000
Mamma Mia! $8,080,820