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Dark Knight Rises At The US Box Office
Batman makes bank, man

23 July 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Box Office Mojo

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Dark Knight Rises At The US Box Office

In the wake of Friday’s tragic cinema shooting in Colorado, all the studios agreed to hold off reporting box office figures until today. And despite the unfortunate connection between the latest Batman film and the incident, The Dark Knight Rises still soared to the top of the charts, scoring $160.8 million, making it the third biggest opener ever after The Avengers and the second half of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows.

Naturally, all the other studios decided to hold off trying to compete (at least with wide releases), though the likes of Ice Age: Continental Drift still did well, with the ‘toon dropping one place to second with $20.4 million. Despite the fresh superhero competition, The Amazing Spider-Man also managed to keep bringing in the money, adding $10.8 million for a $228.6 million US total to date. Ted was fourth, earning $10 million, while Brave rounded out the top five with $6 million.

Magic Mike stayed in sixth place, taking in $4.2 million, while Savages was down to seventh with $3.4 million. Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection was eighth, making $2.2 million, with Moonrise Kingdom holding at ninth with $1.8 million and Woody Allen’s To Rome With Love snuck back into the top 10 with $1.4 million.

To be the charts’ reckoning, head to Box Office Mojo.


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RE: Avengers sold more tickets
I saw it 11 times last week and aiming for 8 this week. I'd rather give all my money to Nolan than waste it on food and bills. More

Posted by vad3r at 02:34 on 29 July 2012 | Report This Post

Avengers sold more tickets
Over 20m compared to approx 18m for Batman. More

Posted by Nicksb39 at 11:21 on 24 July 2012 | Report This Post

Almost £1million in 18 IMAX cinemas in the UK
And it opens to £14.3m from 596 screens. Which beats the last Batman openings but not the last Bond. More

Posted by paulferrer at 09:57 on 24 July 2012 | Report This Post

Yeah so in term of bums on seats it probably wins hands down More

Posted by theonering at 06:30 on 24 July 2012 | Report This Post

and it's only 2d
Don't forget to mention the avengers and HP 7 were both released in 3d.this is the biggest 2d opening ever... More

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