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'Dark Knight Rises' sets box office record

"The Dark Knight Rises" earned $160.9 million over the weekend, making it the biggest 2-D opening ever, despite the mass shooting tragedy at a Colorado screening of the Batman film, The Associated Press reports.

Warner Bros. said Monday that the final installment of director Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy earned $160,887,295.

It also gives the film the third-largest opening after the 3-D films "The Avengers" with $207.4 million and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2" with $169.2 million.

Still, the take for "Dark Knight Rises" was below projections, which ranged from $170 million to $200 million, going into the weekend.

Top 10

1. "The Dark Knight Rises," $160.9 million

2. "Ice Age: Continental Drift," $20.4 million

3. "The Amazing Spider-Man," $10.9 million

4. "Ted," $10 million

5. "Brave, $6 million

6. "Magic Mike," $4.3 million

7. "Savages," $3.4 million

8. "Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection," $2.3 million

9. "Moonrise Kingdom," $1.8 million

10. "To Rome With Love," $1.4 million

Sony, Fox, Disney, Paramount, Universal and Lionsgate joined "Dark Knight Rises" distributor Warner Bros. in publicly withholding their usual revenue reports this weekend until yesterday. They did so out of respect for the victims and their families after the mass shooting that left 12 dead and 58 wounded at a midnight screening of the movie in Aurora, Colo.

1. "The Dark Knight Rises," Warner Bros., $160,887,295, 4,404 locations, $36,532 average, $160,887,295, one week.

2. "Ice Age: Continental Drift," Fox, $20,416,978, 3,886 locations, $5,254 average, $88,840,284, two weeks.

3. "The Amazing Spider Man," Sony, $10,887,111, 3,753 locations, $2,901 average, $228,611,425, three weeks.

4. "Ted," Universal, $10,011,310, 3,214 locations, $3,115 average, $180,431,425, four weeks.

5. "Brave," Disney, $6,024,987, 2,899 locations, $2,078 average, $208,774,173, five weeks.

6. "Magic Mike," Warner Bros., $4,291,432, 2,606 locations, $1,647 average, $101,966,459, four weeks.

7. "Savages," Universal, $3,398,880, 2,336 locations, $1,455 average, $40,055,075, three weeks.

8. "Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection," Lionsgate, $2,253,074, 1,540 locations, $1,463 average, $60,289,622, four weeks.

9. "Moonrise Kingdom," Focus Features, $1,831,471, 895 locations, $2,046 average, $36,087,959, nine weeks.

10. "To Rome With Love," Sony, $1,420,891, 552 locations, $2,574 average, $11,107,993, five weeks.

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