Can The Dark Knight Rise Above The Avengers?
If any movie coming out this year has a chance to knock The Avengers off of its recent record breaking streak, it is The Dark Knight Rises. Christopher Nolan’s last outing is tracking pretty high as of now.
The film doesn’t open until July 20, but it is currently tracking for the high end of $150 million for its opening weekend according to the LA Times. It is expected to open extremely well, and some projections even have it approaching The Avengers record. The Dark Knight took in $158.4 million when it premiered in 2008. With a built-in fanbase and the enormous success of The Dark Knight, Rises can certainly pull in the money.It will have to if it hopes to match The Avengers $207.4 million opening. Avengers recently passed $600 million domestically as well.
Rises most certainly has a real chance of unseating The Avengers, but the question remains if some mixed fan reaction regarding Bane and Catwoman will hurt it or if it’s just regular fanboy whining. The Dark Knight had a certain amount of buzz due to Ledger’s death, but it stood head and shoulders above other comic book movies in its own right. Can Nolan capture lighting in a bottle again? Can it unseat The Avengers? Tune in next month. Same Bat time, same Bat channel.
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Source : Digital Spy