BOX OFFICE: THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Surpasses $1 Billion Worldwide

Christopher Nolan's epic conclusion to his Dark Knight Trilogy has officially passed $1 billion worldwide, becoming only the 13th film in history to do so and grossing slightly more than 2008's The Dark Knight. Hit the jump for more details.

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By Paul Romano - 9/2/2012


After about a month and a half in theaters, Warner Bros.' The Dark Knight Rises has officially crossed the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Christopher Nolan-directed superhero epic has now grossed $431.2 million domestically and approximately $574 million internationally, for a total of $1.005 billion through Sunday. This is slightly more than The Dark Knight's $1.0003B worldwide gross. The third and final installment in Nolan's Batman trilogy is officially the 13th film in history to surpass $1B (11th without being re-released), and only the third comic book movie to do so.

The biggest difference between the intake of The Dark Knight Rises and The Dark Knight is that the former has been more successful overseas, but not quite as successful at the domestic box office as the latter. The Dark Knight made $533M in North America and $469.7M internationally during its theatrical run. Many believe that TDKR didn't make quite as much money in the United States due to the tragic Aurora theater shootings on July 20th.

The only other film to gross $1B worldwide this year is Marvel's The Avengers, which today has surpassed $1.5B, becoming the third highest grossing film of all time.












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BlackCondor - 9/2/2012, 11:12 AM
Great
CaptainObvious - 9/2/2012, 11:13 AM
I wonder how the doubters feel about this.
NerdyGeek - 9/2/2012, 11:14 AM
It won't make $1 Billion!
95 - 9/2/2012, 11:15 AM
Very good. Very glad.
NerdyGeek - 9/2/2012, 11:15 AM
:)
JDUKE25 - 9/2/2012, 11:16 AM
Awesome. Comic book movies are the bread and butter of movie studios nowadays. As soon as Warner Brothers realizes that (hopefully they have with talks of Justice League and other DC propeties in development), maybe they'll put more of their focus and time on DC.
PaulRom - 9/2/2012, 11:17 AM
Personally, I find it interesting that it made more than The Dark Knight without being re-released.
TheLoveDoc - 9/2/2012, 11:20 AM
Marvel fanboys have been proven wrong...again.

Get ready for some new complaints, lol.
JDUKE25 - 9/2/2012, 11:21 AM
Way to go SaintSpidey... -__- smdh
TheLoveDoc - 9/2/2012, 11:22 AM
*Marvel Trolls*
NerdyGeek - 9/2/2012, 11:22 AM
rockerdude22 - 9/2/2012, 11:26 AM
Awesome! I wasn't sure if it would hit a billion, but I'm glad to see that I was wrong! Congrats TDKR! Well deserved!

By the way, please don't start saying s*** like "suck it Marvel fanboys" or any variation of that. If you do, you're really being no better than they were.
JerBear - 9/2/2012, 11:27 AM
@TheLoveDoc
Fanboys have been proven wrong on both sides, don't try to act like it's only Marvel.
NerdyGeek - 9/2/2012, 11:27 AM
[frick] YEAH! BATMAN!





JordanKing - 9/2/2012, 11:27 AM
Congrats to both TDKR and The Avengers!
RobLiefeldFan - 9/2/2012, 11:28 AM
Its Batman duh why won't it
Asterisk - 9/2/2012, 11:31 AM
Sweet. Wanna go see it again now.
TheLoveDoc - 9/2/2012, 11:32 AM
@jerBear
I corrected myself in my latter comment. I'm just refferin to the group of trolls that have always said the movie won't reach a billion. I always knew both films would, I just like to embarass the haters.
edmundo - 9/2/2012, 11:32 AM
Well done!
rockerdude22 - 9/2/2012, 11:32 AM
@cipher Don't worry, I got ya covered! Here, I got some Sam Adams and Yuengling for all of us! Cheers!





Oh, I almost forgot! I also got everything on tap!

Marqy47 - 9/2/2012, 11:33 AM
Yeah !!! .. 3 Billion dollar cbms ... now thats what im talkin about !
NerdyGeek - 9/2/2012, 11:34 AM






SageMode - 9/2/2012, 11:37 AM
How cute. LOL
OnLeatherWings - 9/2/2012, 11:37 AM
I knew it!!!! It's a great movie my personal favorite of the CBM's this year but to each their own. This should shut up all the haters but we all know that will never happen. Also congrats the Avengers passing 1.5!!!

Where's Ramonsuarez at???? I would love his take on why this movie is still a failure.
Lokibegoodstick - 9/2/2012, 11:39 AM
As a Marvel preferer[?] Congrats to the Bats, I never had a doubt, and without that [frick]ed up shooting who knows which would have made more. As it is another great day day for CBMs!
theInvincibleMexiMan - 9/2/2012, 11:39 AM
Batman is the hero we deserve... and the one I need right now ;)


and congratz to the Avengers as well! ;)
rockerdude22 - 9/2/2012, 11:42 AM
@cipher Cheers!
CPBuff22 - 9/2/2012, 11:42 AM
Marqy47 - 9/2/2012, 11:43 AM
Sooo ... this was a year of winning ...
so far 1.5 + 1 + 0,7 = 3.2 Billion dollars that superheroes earned this year .... the next year need to be even better .. IM3,T:tDW,MoS

rebellion - 9/2/2012, 11:44 AM
i love it when jerks have to eat their words. this movie deserves this.
tonytony - 9/2/2012, 11:45 AM
If you think all this in spite of

I)no 3d (-37%, what does that equate to in dollars?)
II)olympics
III)Aurora (nuff said)

IV) Marvel doing all it can to scupper this movies chances (see John Romita and even "the marvelite" on this site)

TDKR success is nothing short of remarkable, whats even more annoying is that those snooty filmmakers who might be able to dismiss avengers by putting it in the same bracket as transformers, with Nolans batman it is totally different beast they cant ignore and only serves to add more credibilty and respect to comic book movies.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 9/2/2012, 11:46 AM
@TheStarSpangledMan
If that is the case, Avengers passing the billion mark proves nothing too.
jimpinto24 - 9/2/2012, 11:46 AM
I'm glad TDKR is doing well at the box office. It was a great movie.
RorMachine - 9/2/2012, 11:48 AM
TheStarSpangledMan, that's very true..some shitty movies do on occasion make big bucks. Just a swell TDKR isn't one then isn't it?:)

Well done to all involved - whatever you think of Nolan's take on Batman, it was without a doubt a fitting end to a great movie trilogy
rockerdude22 - 9/2/2012, 11:48 AM
@tea Ah tea, what would we do without ya bro? lol
Emanuel14 - 9/2/2012, 11:49 AM
superbatspiderman - 9/2/2012, 11:51 AM
This is fantastic news for CBMs. Two CBMs that have made over a billion dollars in one year and the another that has made 700 million (Spider-Man). I do believe that CBMs are getting the publicity they deserve which will only mean that there will be more of them.
FilmsFan - 9/2/2012, 11:51 AM
So.... BATMAN is the only SUPER-HERO with TWO BILLION $ FILMS!!

Avengers-2 will too make Billion in minute after its release but that's not an individual SuperHeros film as wasn't Avengers! It's a Team of SuperHeros!


BATMAN doing it Alone; being DAAAAARK, BROODING, SERIOUS & non-Kids & teens friendly & without [frick]ing 3D!
Oh & being Loooong as well!


IM BATMAN!!!
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 9/2/2012, 11:52 AM
TheStarSpangledMan
Being that your icon is captain america, I can't take that comment very seriously.
WOTAN - 9/2/2012, 11:54 AM
Im not a fan but it great to see cbms do well congrats nolan/batman
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