Christopher Nolan’s third Batmovie is now more successful than his second:
The studio is waiting for China’s grosses to announce it officially today. But the Warner Bros’ and Legendary Pictures’ Batman trilogy finale from Christopher Nolan has hit a milestone believed out of reach just a month ago. Despite the tragic start of its run in North American theaters, The Dark Knight Rises has now grossed $431.4 million domestic and $574+ million international for a total $1.005+ billion through Sunday. That’s ahead of the trilogy’s second installment The Dark Knight, which maxed out at $1.0003 billion worldwide in 2008 (not adjusted for inflation or higher ticket prices).
Worth pointing out: TDKR has managed to do this despite not having the benefit of increased 3D ticket prices, as Warners likes to point out. Perhaps more surprising from the Deadline report, the idea that the movie has a long life ahead of it in terms of making money: “Hollywood even believes there’s more moolah ahead for TDKR which is still solidly in the Top 10 grossing films even now.”