Before The Dark Knight Rises was released, many at Comic Con 2012 were wondering if it would beat The Avengers‘ record 4-day opening weekend box office total of $207,438,708. I emphatically asserted to my two friends Keith Johnson and Henry Hanks (of CNN iReport) that this would not happen because The Avengers was a first-of-its kind screen meetup of the most popular characters in comic book history, and it would be more kid-friendly than The Dark Knight Rises.
Well, I was right, but almost wrong, too.
According to Box Office Mojo, The Dark Knight Rises took in $160,887,295, putting it third in all-time opening weekend box office gross, behind The Avengers and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. In that, it just surpassed The Dark Knight‘s opening weekend gross of $158,411,483.
No The Dark Knight Rises 3D
Its important to note that this record was set without a 3D version, thus, the ticket prices were slightly lower than for The Avengers. Given that The Avengers was in 4,379 theaters versus 4,406 theaters for The Dark Knight Rises, a 3D version would have most certainly given The Dark Knight Rises the all-time-record.
Oh, and here’s my review of the film and the one for The Avengers, too: