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

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.

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.


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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