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Batman battles the mummy

August 5 2008

Homely adaptation of "Batman" director Christopher Nolan in U.S. cinemas successfully compete with the blockbuster "The Mummy".

"The Dark Knight» ("The Dark Knight") is already the sixth-screen incarnation of the superhero, dressed in a costume of a bat. After the third weekend in American cinemas were harvested in the amount of $ 43.8 million is now the saga of the mouse hero leads the list of charts. 17 days after his triumphal entry screen tape
"Batman" was in the list of "best movies of all time" already in eighth place.

With it competes film "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor with Brendan Fraser, who is in the tracks with the leader of film distribution. Continuation of the famous adventure film "The Mummy" has collected $ 42.5 million and was in second place. Although the action takes place in China that brings to mind and about the Olympics, it's worse than the previous result. Previous series in May 2001 won $ 68.1 million

The political comedy "sober» ("Swing Vote") again disappointed its creators have earned only $ 6.3 million corresponds to what the sixth place ranking. Artist starring Kevin Costner, the star which rose in 1992, after the release of "The Bodyguard", this film plays the role of the fool-drunkards. It was his voice is suddenly deciding at the time of U.S. presidential elections.

Among the newcomers there are also painfully familiar faces and ribbons. "Step Brothers" with Will Ferrell slipped from second place which they occupied last week, the third ($ 16.3 million). Meryl Streep in the film adaptation of the musical group "ABBA» «Mamma Mia!», Honestly earn their $ 13.1 million, was honored at fourth place. While stable, raking in $ 6.9 million, holds the fifth spot, "Journey to the Center of the Earth» ("Journey to the Center of the Earth").

When these data appear, bloggers, scoff, especially in Europe and we sincerely surprised that so many people in the United States stormed theaters - in fact almost any movie out there, you can simply and inexpensively download via the internet.

Alex Zotov
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