Although the Christopher Nolan-directed movie's receipts fell by just over half when compared to last weekend, the film still topped the standings comfortably ahead of stripper comedy Magic Mike, a new entry which grossed just shy of AU$4 million.
Although there was little movement elsewhere in the top ten this week, Bollywood romantic comedy Carry On Jatta is a new entry in eighth position.
Mads Mikkelsen's historical drama A Royal Affair is the sole climber on this week's chart, moving up one place to ninth spot.
The Australian box office top ten for the period July 26 to 29 (all takings shown in Australian dollars):
1. (1) The Dark Knight Rises - $7,412,822
2. (-) Magic Mike - $3,819,593
3. (2) Ted - $1,661,316
4. (3) Ice Age 4: Continental Drift - $558,268
5. (4) The Amazing Spider-Man - $534,640
6. (6) Snow White and the Huntsman - $286,318
7. (5) Brave - $260,810
8. (-) Carry On Jatta - $159,899
9. (10) A Royal Affair - $104,629
10. (8) Katy Perry: Part of Me - $62,227
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