The Dark Knight Rises Estimated Gross Around $160 Million Upon Its Debut Tragedy

In the deathwatch of the adverse cine amphitheater cutting in Aurora, Colo., "The Dark Knight Rises" performed acerb at the box appointment during its aperture weekend, although beneath beforehand projections.

Sources in Hollywood estimated that the final chapter in Christopher Nolan's Batman leash grossed about $160 actor aloft its debut. Before the tragedy, pre-release admirers surveys had adumbrated that the blur would acceptable aggregate amid $180 actor and $200 actor during its aboriginal weekend in theaters.

Still, the movie's aperture weekend booty is the third-highest anytime — not adjusting for aggrandizement — abaft alone two 3-D films, "The Avengers" and the final access in the "Harry Potter" series. In 2008, "The Dark Knight" debuted with $158 actor and went on to become one of 12 films to gross over $1 billion worldwide.

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Official weekend estimates were not fabricated accessible Sunday because Warner Bros. and added above Hollywood studios did not absolution box appointment acquirement abstracts out of account for those complex in the shootings. The aggregation that gathers box appointment data, Rentrak, additionally did not address weekend numbers.

As such, all-embracing grosses were additionally not released, and across admission sales will be the accurate adumbration of the movie's ultimate banking success. On Friday, Warner Bros. said it would abolish the actual red carpeting premieres for "The Dark Knight Rises" abroad, which were to booty abode in Paris, Mexico City and Tokyo.

It is cryptic how abundant Friday's contest in Colorado afflicted aperture weekend receipts for "The Dark Knight Rises." A cardinal of admirers purchased their tickets to the blur in beforehand of the weekend, admitting a scattering of amphitheater chains said they would account client requests for refunds.

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It does not arise that abounding cinema chains canceled screenings of "Dark Knight" this weekend, admitting a cardinal of amphitheater owners vowed to access up aegis at their locations in acknowledgment to the shootings.

Those who saw the $250-million-plus assembly starring Christian Bale as the Caped Crusader admired it, allotment it an boilerplate brand of A. It charcoal to be apparent if that able articulate will argue those who backward out of the amphitheater this weekend to see the cine in the advancing weeks.

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