Updated August 17, 2012
Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises has been performing strongly the box office both domestically and worldwide, despite tragic recent events. The epic conclusion to the highly acclaimed Batman trilogy has been gathering the attention of film-goers for many months, and it appears they chose a path of hope and strength through the sad weekend. And despite not having 3D on its side, The Dark Knight Rises has broken records and is setting a great pace.
The film’s midnight take of $30.6M is a new record, and the opening day take of $75M ranks as the 3rd highest opening day of all time. The official opening weekend total was $160,887,295, which places it in the number 3 spot again, this time for highest opening weekends. $30M was made from pre-sales alone.
As of our latest update, the worldwide total is approximated at $847M, and the domestic total just passed the $400M mark. Keep checking back with this article for the latest numbers. If you look to the right, in our sidebar, that’s where we’ll be posting the current total in real-time. In the meantime, we’ll be doing our best to personally add to the box-office total. Also, sorry for the repetitive wordplay in our headlines.