This shouldn’t be a shock to any moviegoers out there, but speculation regarding how big the opening will be for The Dark Knight Rises is at a fever pitch.
Any box office watchers are keenly anticipating that The Dark Knight Rises will out-perform the previous film in the trilogy, but the question is by how much?
According to the Hollywood Reporter:
Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight remains the top opener of all time in terms of a 2D pic. A pair of 3D pics — Harry Potter and the Dealthy Hallows: Part 2 and The Avengers — now claim No. 1 and No. 2 with $169.2 million and $207.4 million, respectively.
Overall tracking numbers for Dark Knight Rises aren’t that far behind Avengers, but Dark Knight Rises won’t enjoy the boost from the upcharge for a 3D ticket. To boot, Dark Knight Rises is 164 minutes, 21 more minutes than Avengers and 12 more minutes than Dark Knight.
Those are some clear factors that may limit the record breaking success of the movie, but if the film is truly good and a worthwhile treat this may be a movie that will be up for the long haul, not just a strong opening weekend. Personally, I have my ticket and if you’ve been listening to the UTF podcast (you can catch the latest episode here) or paying attention to the coverage on this website, you can tell that all of us on staff are very excited about seeing this flick.
But what do you guys think? Will The Dark Knight Rises have a chance of taking the top spot for opening weekend, despite it being a 2D film? Sound off with your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.
SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter