Mummy Sequel Misses Top Spot at Box Office

Dark Knight still rules, banking $43M in third weekend win
By Caroline Zimmerman,  Newser User
Posted Aug 3, 2008 5:28 PM CDT
Michelle Yeoh, Brendan Fraser and Maria Bello pose for the media during a photo call to promote the movie "The Mummy-Tomb of the Dragon Emperor."   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Even the undead can't stop Batman: The Dark Knight defeated The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor in its third weekend win, grossing an unexpected $43.8 million and hitting nearly $400 million. The Mummy sequel took second with $42.4 million, while Kevin Costner's Swing Vote, the only other newcomer, grossed $6.9 million. Step Brothers took third with $16.3 million. (Read more The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor stories.)