Christian Bale's Batman franchise farewell earned more than $15 million to easily coast past last week's number one movie, Seth MacFarlane's Ted, and secure first place.
Ice Age 4: Continental Drift slips down a spot to number three, with The Amazing Spider-Man and Brave rounding out the top five.
The Twilight star's fairytale reworking has now pulled in an impressive $19 million from Australian cinemas.
Elsewhere, Maggie Gyllenhaal's vibrator comedy Hysteria rises a place to number seven and A Royal Affair climbs back into the top ten in its fifth week on release.
The Australian box office top ten for the period July 19 to 22 (all takings shown in Australian dollars):
1. (-) The Dark Knight Rises - $15,102,045
2. (1) Ted - $2,834,923
3. (2) Ice Age 4: Continental Drift - $1,165,478
4. (3) The Amazing Spider-Man - $930,772
5. (4) Brave - $590,011
6. (5) Snow White and the Huntsman - $527,774
7. (8) Hysteria - $244,236
8. (6) Katy Perry: Part of Me - $181,553
9. (7) The Three Stooges - $131,236
10. (12) A Royal Affair - $100,583
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