Batman flick in numbers bounce.
Warner has told us that The Dark Knight Rises movie has brought in a box office results of $15 million in 479 IMAX theatres worldwide over the weekend of July 29th, bringing the film’s total IMAX cumulative box office to date to $52 million.
It looks, on the face of it, like the terrible Batman Cinema shooting in the US hasn’t put crowds off attending the film – and quite right too. We’re not even going to mention the name of the coward responsible – publicity is always what they’re after.
The movie features lots of old (and a few new) faces, including Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Morgan Freeman. Christopher Nolan directed the film from a screenplay by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. “The Dark Knight Rises” reunited the director with several of his longtime collaborators, including director of photography Wally Pfister, production designers Nathan Crowley and Kevin Kavanaugh, editor Lee Smith, and costume designer Lindy Hemming. In addition, Paul Franklin and Chris Corbould supervised the visual and special effects, respectively.
It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act.
But that changes with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose plans for Gotham drives Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cap and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.
“We’ve crossed the $50 million mark in the fastest time ever with The Dark Knight Rises, lifted, in part, by exceptional international box office. Audiences are clearly seeking out and embracing the film the way it was meant to be seen – in IMAX. We are pleased by the second-weekend results and believe the film will continue to have the legs we anticipated,” noted IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond.