The final installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, rose to become the second-highest grossing film of the year, with a global figure of $732 million grossed. And you guessed it, The Avengers sits top of the charts, having gathered around a rather lovely $1.46 billion. And who said superhero movies were dead?
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It is worth noting, however, that despite its impressive global haul, The Dark Knight Rises still isn’t performing as well in the US as originally projected. Currently, it is the third-highest grossing film in the US, amassing a total of $353.9 million, sitting behind The Avengers with $616.7 million and The Hunger Games with $406.7 million.
The Hollywood Reporter has queried whether The Dark Knight Rises will be able to match The Dark Knight in hitting $1 billion, with the film currently trailing its predecessor by $38 million in the US at the same three-week period.
It’s worth noting, however, that internationally the film is doing better than expected, with the film grossing 30% more than The Dark Knight did within the same period, having grossed $378.1 million to date.
The big question is whether The Dark Knight Rises can catch The Avengers? One would expect not, with its struggles in the US, but who knows? The film is about overcoming the odds after all.