Box Office August 3-5, 2012. The Dark Knight Rises was Number One at the box office for the third weekend in a row with $36.4 Million for $354.6 Million so far. Total Recall premiered in Second Place with $26 Million. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days premiered in Third Place with $14.7 Million. Ice Age: Continental Drift was Fourth with $8.4 Million for $131.8 Million so far. The Watch premiered in Fifth with $6.3 Million. Ted, Step Up Revolution, The Amazing Spider-man, Brave, and Magic Mike rounded out the top ten respectively.
Total Recall is a 2012 American science fiction action film, based on the 1990 film of the same name and by extension the 1966 short story “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick. Unlike the original film, the plot for the 2012 film lacks a trip to Mars and contains strong political overtones. In addition, the film also blends Western and Eastern influences together, due to the fact that the two nation states, United Federation of Britain and The Colony, are battling for political power.
It is directed by Len Wiseman, written by Mark Bomback, James Vanderbilt, and Kurt Wimmer, starring Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, John Cho, and Bill Nighy.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days is a 2012 teen comedy film directed by David Bowers from a screenplay by Wallace Wolodarsky and Maya Forbes. It stars Zachary Gordon and Steve Zahn. Robert Capron, Devon Bostick, Rachael Harris, Peyton List, Grayson Russell, and Karan Brar also have prominent roles. It is the third film in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid film series and is based on the third and fourth books in the series, The Last Straw and Dog Days.