THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Already Dominating The International Box Office
The Dark Knight Rises has kicked off its international run by decimating the records held by The Dark Knight, while it's also thought that it will be announced later today that the threequel has taken Marvel's The Avengers' midnight showing record in North America.
Deadline reports that The Dark Knight Rises is "dominating everywhere" as it kicks off its international release. The film has already made an impressive $10.4 million from only 9 countries, putting it at 83% higher than the opening of The Dark Knight in 2008 in the exact same territories. Three of the key territories where it opened yesterday include Australia ($3.74 million; still a fair bit lower than Marvel's The Avengers which opened with $6.2 million), Korea ($2.7m) and Taiwan ($878,000). "This is particularly spectacular considering that today is not a holiday versus TDK’s holiday opening day," a studio exec told the site. Over the course of the weekend, the highly anticipated third instalment in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy will open in a total of only 17 international markets. Meanwhile, back in North America, a Warner Bros. exec apparently tells Nikki Finke that The Dark Knight Rises is expected to have no trouble beating the record $18.7 million made by The Avengers earlier this year at midnight screenings. Expect the full details on that here on CBM later today. The release of the film has been marred in tragedy after a mass shooting during a midnight screening in Denver. Details on that can be found HERE. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by these events.
Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ "The Dark Knight Rises" is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. The screenplay is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on “Batman Begins” and the record-breaking blockbuster "The Dark Knight." The executive producers are Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull, with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer. The film is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane.
Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman
Michael Caine as Alfred
Gary Oldman as Commissioner Jim Gordon
Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox
Tom Hardy as Bane
Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake
Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate
Josh Pence as Ra's Al Ghul
RELEASE DATE: July 20th, 2012
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