"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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