“The Dark Knight Rises” was expected to be one of the summer’s biggest hits, so how’s it doing?
Well, this weekend it passed the $800 million mark worldwide–that’s $390.1 million domestically and $445.3 million internationally for $835.4 million total. That puts it at number fifteen on the all time domestic box office list, between “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. For this year, that’s far below “The Avengers,” which is number three on the all time domestic list with over $600 million (albeit with 3D ticket prices) and below “The Hunger Games” at number twelve with a little over $400 million.
In worldwide box office, “The Dark Knight Rises” is now at number thirty, again right behind “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” but far ahead of “The Hunger Games.” Actually, its closest competition from this year is “Ice Age: Continental Drift,” at number forty. “The Avengers,” of course, is up there at number three.
There’s still life left in the run of TDKR; it probably should at least get to $900 million worldwide, I’d think. That would still put it short of the original 2009 “The Dark Knight,” which is at number twelve on the list with just over one billion dollars in box office earnings. Is TDKR a box office disappointment? No, absolutely not. Is it a certified summer blockbuster? Of course. Is it an awe inspiring feat of box office hitdom? Probably not.