‘THE DARK KNIGHT RISES’ Box Office: Estimated At $162 Million Over Weekend
Though started with a tragedy, “The Dark Knight Rises” continued to bring in big earning at the box office this weekend.
Due to respect for the victims of the shooting in Aurora on the occasion of the movie debut last Friday, Warner Bros. — as well as other studios — would not release their debut numbers on Sunday. (Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, and Christopher Nolan have all released personal statements expressing their sympathies over the shooting at a Colorado “Dark Knight Rises” screening, which took the lives of 12 people.)
However, various media outlets have reported that Christopher Nolan’s finale brought in $160 to $162 million. That sum would make “TDKR” the highest 2-D opening ever, besting its brethren “The Dark Knight,” which earned $158.4 million its first weekend. The film comes in third overall, behind this year’s gangbusters superhero flick “The Avengers” ($207.4 million), along with “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2″ ($169.2 million).
The Batman flick benefited from its overseas release, as well; the film reportedly earned $70 million, globally.
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