The Dark Knight Rises looks set to retain its grip at the top of the US box office. The Christian Bale Batman film should bank $36.4 million over the weekend for a $354 million total haul.

The Christopher Nolan directed Bat-pic has now scored over $733 million globally – with more yet to come. At this stage it looks like it might top out at around $400 million domestic – a fantastic number, but short of The Dark Knights $533 million domestic take.

Director Len Wiseman’s remake of Paul Verhoeven’s Total Recall  (read our review) has had a modest debut. The Colin Farrell actioner looks set to shoot-up around $26 million over the weekend. It won’t hit $100 million domestically unless a miracle happens (considering the mixed reviews). The original Arnold Schwarzenegger film opened to $25 million in 1990, grossing $119 million at the US box office and another $141 million on the international circuit.

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days grossed $14.7 million, a figure which is below the openings of the prevous franchise entries. The original Diary of a Wimpy Kid opened to $22 million and ended its run with $64 million, while Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules scored $23 million on its debut and maxed out at $52 million. Expect this one to do less.

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift should bank $8.3 million for a $131 million total. It’ll be the lowest grossing film in the franchise at the domestic box office, but that doesn’t matter as the worldwide gross nears $700 million!

Comedy bomb The Watch should see $6.3 million on its second week for a poor $25 million total. This should have banked so much more – considering the star-wattage.

Ted will cross $200 million, grossing $5.4 million for the weekend. That’s an amazing number for an R-rated comedy. Mark Wahlberg continues an impressive box office run.

Step Up Revolution looks set to dance away with $5.3 million for a $23 million total. It looks like it’s time for this franchise to step down.

$4.3 million will see The Amazing Spider-Man raise its cume to $250 million. Globally the film has taken in almost $700 million.

Brave should bank $2.8 million for a $223 million total, besting Wall-E’s lifetime gross.

Another $1.3 million sees stripping drama Magic Mike up its gross to over $110 million – a fantastic number for the film, which cost just $7 million to produce.

That’s it for now. See you at the movies.

Source: Box Office Mojo