The Dark Knight Rises
Posted on Monday, September 3rd, 2012 at 2:37 am by TeddyBlass
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.
The Dark Knight Rises
Posted on Monday, July 23rd, 2012 at 5:56 pm by TeddyBlass
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.
Posted on Monday, August 16th, 2010 at 5:43 pm by George
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?
Posted on Monday, August 9th, 2010 at 11:21 pm by George
After three straight weekends atop the box office, Inception‘s streak was ended by Adam McKay’s The Other Guys (opening with over $35.5 million). Slipping to #2, Inception still managed another impressive drop (32.7%) and drew $18.5 million worth of tickets in its fourth weekend. Inception’s North American total now stands at $227.6 million after 24 days, on track for a domestic run ending around $300 million. A big test of that potential landmark will arrive this coming weekend, as Inception must contend with three new wide releases: The Expendables, Eat Pray Love, and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Amidst growing competition and a dropping theater count, Inception will need to pull at least $12 million in its fifth weekend to keep alive the $300 million domestic trajectory.
Foreign totals for Inception have now exceeded $251 million, bringing the worldwide total to $478.8 million. The United Kingdom and South Korea are currently the film’s second and third strongest markets, with $41 million and $25.7 million respectively. This past weekend saw openings in Spain ($4.5 million) and Brazil ($2 million). Remaining releases for Inception include Venezuela (August 13), Greece (August 24), China (September 2), and Italy (September 24). What did you see this past weekend? And are you planning on seeing anything this coming weekend?
Posted on Monday, August 2nd, 2010 at 10:16 pm by TeddyBlass
For the 3rd week in a row now, Christopher Nolan’s Inception has stolen the number one spot at the weekend box office. Pulling in an impressive $27.5 million over the weekend, the sci-fi thriller managed to beat out new-comer Dinner for Schmucks, which earned a decent $23.5 million. With only a 35% drop-off from the previous week, Inception is proving to have longer legs than your run-of-the-mill summer action movie. Positive word-of-mouth and a still prominent media campaign is pushing the film closer and closer to the $200 million mark. And with a US total of $193.3 million, it’s not far off!
Even more impressively, Inception‘s worldwide tally is racing towards the $400 million mark with an estimated $364 million in total. How many times have you seen Inception in theaters?