The Dark Knight Rises is still Number One at the box office, but it dropped a shocking 76 percent from it’s opening last week.
It’s traditional for a blockbuster to dip after it’s opening weekend, but this fall is a lot higher than anyone predicted.
By way of comparison, in 2008 The Dark Knight fell 65 percent on its second Friday.
Warner Brothers is saying the $18 million take Friday box office number is “right on target” if you don’t take into a account the huge midnight shows last week. Factoring that in, WB experts estimate the dip is only 61 percent.
UPDATE: Sunday 6 p.m. PT. The box office numbers for Saturday show the movie is recovering and it’s second week dip is closer to 60 percent.