BOX OFFICE: THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Hits $537.2M Worldwide; Looks Set To Earn $1B
Earlier today, we learned that The Dark Knight Rises had exceeded expectations domestically, and now the international numbers reveal that Christopher Nolan's epic finale should have no issues with hitting $1 billion by the end of its run. Read on for details!
The Dark Knight Rises had a fairly limited international release last weekend, but now that is is open in a total of 57 markets (nearly 17,000 screens), the threequel has earned an estimated $122.1 million according to Deadline. That takes its current international total to an impressive $248.2 million, and after it grossed $64 million in North America this weekend - where it now has a domestic total of $289 million - that gives it a worldwide cume of $537.2 million. Despite a slower than expected start due to the tragic Aurora, Colorado, shooting, this is a good indication that The Dark Knight Rises will finish its theatrical run with $1 billion (The Dark Knight hit that figure only after being re-released).
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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