"Dark Knight" grabs $43.8M more

August 4, 2008 8:45:39 AM PDT
The Batman blockbuster "The Dark Knight" is hauling it in at the box office. According to studio estimates, the Warner Brothers release has brought in nearly 44 million dollars to rank as Hollywood's top movie for the third-straight weekend.

"The Dark Knight" beat out "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor," which opened a close second with 42.5 million.

Box-office tracker Media By Numbers says "The Dark Knight" has soared to a 394.9 million dollar haul in just 17 days. Warner Brothers expects it to sail past the 400-million-dollar mark by tomorrow or Tuesday.

"Step Brothers" came in at Number 3 with a take of 16.3 million. "Mamma Mia!" was fourth at 13.3 million. And the Number-5 film was "Journey to the Center of the Earth," bringing in 6.9 million dollars.

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