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Weekend Box Office: Dark Knight, round two

The Dark Knight continued to mow down box-office records this weekend, topping the list for the second week in a row despite making less than half its opening-weekend take–a paltry $75.6 million. Still, it was more than enough to keep both of this weekend's major new releases out of the top spot, and cruise over the $300 million mark within 10 days (a record previously held by Pirates Of The Carribean: Dead Man's Chest, which took 16 days to reach that benchmark). The Dark Knight has now grossed in 10 days essentially the same amount Iron Man has grossed since its May 2 release.

Step Brothers came in at No. 2 with a respectable $30 million, while The X-Files: I Want To Believe underperformed at No. 5 with $10.2 million. Mamma Mia! had a solid second-week showing, dropping one spot to No. 3 with $17.9 million while Journey To The Center Of The Earth maintained a solid No. 5 in its third week, with the lowest percentage drop since last week. Hellboy II: The Golden Army fared oppositely, with a 51.2 percent drop since last week landing it at No. 8 in its third week with $4.9 million. Hancock passed the $200 million mark (Will Smith's fifth film to do so) with its $8.2 million take, landing it at No. 6 in its fourth week, ahead of Wall-E at No. 7 with $6.3 million. Space Chimps at No. 9 with $4.3 million and Wanted at No. 10 with $2.7 million round out the top 10.

More detailed box-office numbers can be found at boxofficemojo.com.

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