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The Dark Knight Rises Passes $1 Billion Mark

The Dark Knight Rises 1 Billion

UPDATED: September 5th

The Dark Knight Rises, Christopher Nolan’s grand-scale conclusion to his Batman trilogy, just recently passed the $1 billion mark at the worldwide Box-office. According to the website BoxOfficeMojo.com, the film has grossed $1,011,514,754 — which is about $8 million past The Dark Knight‘s worldwide total. This marks Christopher Nolan’s second film to pass the billion dollar mark, and only the 13th film ever to do so.

Domestically, the film hasn’t been as big of an achievement — for a number of reasons. The current domestic gross sits at just over $433M, which is about $100M shy of its predecessor’s total. However, when it comes to IMAX theaters, The Dark Knight Rises has been a great success. It just passed the $100M milestone across 557 IMAX theaters worldwide. The only other film ever to do so was James Cameron’s Avatar.

The Dark Knight Rises is currently the 2nd highest grossing film of 2012, and 9th of all time — domestically.  If you look to the right on our website, in the sidebar, that’s where we’ll be posting the current Box-office total in real-time. We suspect it isn’t done rising yet.

by Teddy Blass
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The Dark Knight Rises At The Box Office

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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. ;)

by Teddy Blass
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Inception Passes $500 Million Worldwide

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After a solid fifth weekend in North America and its third consecutive weekend atop the box office overseas, Inception became the sixth film of 2010 to cross the $500 million mark worldwide. Falling 39%, Inception ended its fifth North American weekend at #4 with $11,285,051. That three-day brought Inception’s domestic total to an impressive $248,469,482, and the sci-fi thriller should finish off somewhere around $290 million. Inception will not face much new competition over the next few weeks, so drops closer to (or even lower than) its earlier weekends are expected. An August 27th re-release for Avatar (with nine additional minutes) is the wild card, but currently set for only 750 theaters.

Foreign receipts dropped just 24.9% in 59 markets for a $35.9 million weekend, bringing Inception’s overseas total to $315.4 million. Inception put up the strongest numbers in Spain, with a second straight weekend at #1 for $2.9 million. The United Kingdom remains Inception’s largest foreign market at $44.7 million, with strong numbers in South Korea, Japan, and France following. $563.9 million is Inception’s worldwide tally after a month in theaters. Where do you think Inception will end its box office run?

by George
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