BOX OFFICE: THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Hits $200 Million After Six Days Of Release

Marvel's The Avengers passed $200 million during its opening weekend in North America, and it has now been confirmed that The Dark Knight Rises is the seventh film of 2012 to break that barrier. Hit the jump for details.

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By Josh Wilding - 7/26/2012

The tragic shooting at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises last week almost certainly had an impact on its opening weekend ($160.9 million), but the third and final film in Christopher Nolan's trilogy has now passed $200 million domestically. This makes it the seventh film of 2012 to hit the landmark figure, and while it didn't get there quiet as quickly as the other big superhero movie of the year - Marvel's The Avengers - it still did so in only six days. It earned £13.8 million yesterday, taking its current domestic total to $211.8 million. It is thought that it will hit $280 million by the end of next weekend and is performing much, much better than most third instalments do when compared to their predecessors. Be sure to read my 5* review of The Dark Knight Rises by clicking HERE.






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.


STARRING:

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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ksommer - 7/26/2012, 7:20 AM
If they get to $280 by the end of the weekend, $500 million might be the peak.
Fantine - 7/26/2012, 7:21 AM
Suddenly money doesn't matter anymore. We spend so much time worrying about competition between films, when all it takes is a tragedy to highlight what's really important.


RIP Auroa victims.
Asterisk - 7/26/2012, 7:22 AM
At least the movie was good.
Hawksblueyes - 7/26/2012, 7:24 AM
Glad to see this movie doing well (especially in the wake of the events of last week) but I for one, was severely disappointed in the movie. I don't think it's anywhere near as good as the first two and NOWHERE near as good as most would have you believe.

I think that if many who love it now re watch it 6 months from now, they will have a completely different opinion of it.
Maxi91291 - 7/26/2012, 7:29 AM
Sweet ... gongrats ... going to see it for the second time today .. maybe I was just being a jerk for not liking it the first time cause I have seen it only once ... dudes here say you have to watch it a few time to truly appreciate it
toco89 - 7/26/2012, 7:32 AM
Hopefully people aren't put off from seeing it in theathers entirely because of one terrorist and ratings hungry media (not counting the unnecessarilly covered incidents of brats knocking on bathroom stalls and people looking for an excuse to commit heinous crimes).

Least now it has been proven which was the better film in terms of quality. Not that it was in question. Whedon vs Nolan is really no contest in those terms.

Whedon knows how to entertain, but Nolan is a true film craftsman.

Alejandro260 - 7/26/2012, 7:32 AM
Catwoman1 is right.

I saw the film yesterday for the first time. Saw it twice. And I have to say the emotional impact and the sense of levity that the film brought me, truly made EVERYTHING, the fight with the Avengers, the b.o. gross, the political debates regarding the shooting so F*RKIN IRRELEVANT.

This is a special movie. And it is above so much. Now all we have to do is not forget the victims...
Hulk2008 - 7/26/2012, 7:32 AM
TDKR will succeed Dark Knight. It was a great movie, with more action and a much more challenging villain in Bane but not as breath taking as Dark Knight.

I will reach past $500 million and will definitely rank #4 all time. Best comic book trilogy ever!
ShinjaTurtle - 7/26/2012, 7:32 AM
I also found it lacking what made the others so unique.
But it was still brilliant Nolan storytelling and as with all his movies multiple viewing only brings it more into focus.
(I'm on 3 watchings so far)
toco89 - 7/26/2012, 7:33 AM
Don't let the terrorist win people, show the studios what we want to see made more often than not.
Maxi91291 - 7/26/2012, 7:37 AM
@DoubleD It will hit 1 B thats for sure
dezdigi - 7/26/2012, 7:38 AM
Hopefully, it comes in above TDK's numbers. I'd like WB to be able to fund some more big DC films.
prettynuclear2 - 7/26/2012, 7:43 AM
I was holding back tears when Bruce escaped the well but overall the movie was a disappointment. It was too much of a retread and the ending made me roll my eyes.
Juwon - 7/26/2012, 7:44 AM
My prediction for TDKR is $1.1billion worldwide, it will suffer slightly because of the Olympics.
Juwon - 7/26/2012, 7:46 AM
That said, I think it has the potential to hit the $1.5-1.8billion mark in the spring..but this is the summer and I think generation DC/Marvel are old enough now to be outside in the summer lol
Juwon - 7/26/2012, 7:48 AM
@ckal I think the shooting did have an effect and I predict the biggest ever 2nd and 3rd week grossings for a movie, because people will let things calm down and then head back to the movies again....i'm more worried about a warm summer
BrickWall - 7/26/2012, 7:48 AM
LOL these articles are so setup to cause arguments on this site.

DoudleD is usually the first to bite closely followed by Intruder, iJackSparrow and RamonSurez.

Probably missed a few names out but you know who you are!

No doubt Grif will give us his expert opinion at some point... I wonder what he'll say, his vocabulary is quite vast.
brewtownpsych - 7/26/2012, 7:51 AM
I liked it so much I did my first review ever. :)

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/batman_movies/news/?a=64536
JeffG - 7/26/2012, 7:51 AM
I just thought it was depressing.
LAXtremest - 7/26/2012, 7:55 AM
@BrickWall- you're forgetting Maximus101, Uncliche, NOLANITE, Wonderer, Spidey91.
TheHitchhikingGhost - 7/26/2012, 7:57 AM
TDKR was good on first viewing, troubling on the second. It's disheartening to think this one will not hold up to repeat viewings like TDK. I just think this is a big fumble.
Nomis1800 - 7/26/2012, 7:57 AM
Oh Nolan!!!! TDKR was absolutely GREAT!!! The entire trilogy is a masterpiece!!!
I think it can get to the $500 million in the united states, hopefully above the $1 billion worldwide!!!
TheLoveDoc - 7/26/2012, 7:57 AM
@DoubleD
We know what you think. You say it In every article. In today's world, no major blockbuster makes less than a billion.
Nomis1800 - 7/26/2012, 7:58 AM
The more I think about the film the more I love it, and I loved it so much already when the credits rolled!!!
Nomis1800 - 7/26/2012, 7:59 AM
I cannot wait for the blu-ray release, hopefully they switch aspect ratios just like in TDK, those IMAX scenes/shots have to be seen in their best quality possible in home cinema!
PapaMidnite - 7/26/2012, 7:59 AM
@Brickwall, indeed!! LOL
After that article about TDKR be announced or not for the oscars [the film was barely released!], i can expect everything here in CBM.com!
superdupont - 7/26/2012, 8:00 AM
french box office for the first day of exploitation(the film was released yesterday):

DKR 424000 entries
AVENGERS 302000 entries
DK 254000 entries

ps : in france the boxoffice is recognized in cinema entries and not in $ !
billytwohats - 7/26/2012, 8:00 AM
I am pretty much done with batman movies. It looks like there will only ever be two types of batman movie really dark or really camp. You'll never get a batman movie like spiderman or the avengers (more or less the same as the comic). Which is a pity.
BrickWall - 7/26/2012, 8:00 AM
@LAXtremest cheers mate I knew there were a few more I missed.
ksommer - 7/26/2012, 8:01 AM
If the TDK barely made one billion, and this one is tracking less than TDK why is it so crazy that it might not make a billion?
TheShape727 - 7/26/2012, 8:01 AM
I don't care what anyone says... This film was the best of the trilogy and was a fantastic ending to The Dark Knight saga.
MaestroMiller - 7/26/2012, 8:04 AM
Keep going!

Swarley - 7/26/2012, 8:07 AM
@CKAL you're a idiot. Shooting had a effect, how much is debatable. Maybe not 20+ million, but still. Theater in my area closed until 7pm to go over security with employees, and the police used the theater as a tranning day incase something like this were to happen.

Overall I enjoyed the film. Hope to watch it a third time, but in IMAX.
BrickWall - 7/26/2012, 8:09 AM
@FatherMidnight anything seems to go on CBM apart from saying anything bad about this site.

Yeah I read somewhere that the Oscar people watched the film and they weren't impressed. My personal opinion is this film is not better than TDK and it didn't get an award (for the actual film) this definitely won't.

I think it's going to be a long time before any CBM gets a best picture award as the genre is in its infancy and they're scared to give awards to these types of film.
HarveyDent88 - 7/26/2012, 8:10 AM
Cant wait to see this movie again.
BrickWall - 7/26/2012, 8:13 AM
@DoubleD ticket sales slow down for all films, even The Avengers, the only time they increase is on the weekend.
BrickWall - 7/26/2012, 8:15 AM
@batlizard11 someone I know said the same thing after the second viewing.

Looks like I may have to go and see it one more time this weekend.
MarvelousMarty - 7/26/2012, 8:16 AM
Are we all still talking about this film? It was a solid 7 out of 10, end off and move on.
BrickWall - 7/26/2012, 8:20 AM
@dgabbor when I said the genre is in its infancy I meant having multiple comic book films that are main stream hitting the cinema at the same time.

If you compare the number of comic book films to say Romantic Comedy films there is a clear difference in the numbers released.

Thanks for the Superman info I didn't know that, thats my something learnt for the day:)
Jyoti - 7/26/2012, 8:21 AM
TDKR is good..., just not great enough !!
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