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The Dark Knight tops $500 million

It might still be $100 million short of Titanic, but The Dark Knight continued its assault on box office history over the weekend by passing the £500 million mark in America.

Whilst Ben Stiller’s Tropic Thunder held on to the top spot for the third week in a row, Chris Nolan’s blockbuster moved back up a spot to third, taking $8.8 million to Thunder’s $11.5 million.

Vin Diesel’s Babylon AD separated the two, which took approximately $9.7 million.

Here's the Top Ten US chart in full:

  1. Tropic Thunder $11.5 mil
  2. Babylon A.D. $9.7 mil
  3. The Dark Knight $8.8 mil
  4. The House Bunny $8.3 mil
  5. Traitor $7.9 mil
  6. Death Race $6.2 mil
  7. Disaster Movie $6.2 mil
  8. Mamma Mia! $4.4 mil
  9. Pineapple Express $3.4 mil
  10. Vicky Cristina Barcelona $3.0 mil

[Source: The Hollywood Reporter ]