Posted by Matt Rosenberg on July 13, 2012 at 1:16 am
Our sources tell us that almost 100% of all pre-sell tickets for next week’s hotly anticipated summer blockbuster THE DARK KNIGHT RISES are gone. That doesn’t mean that all opening weekend tickets are sold out. Theaters don’t put 100% of all tickets up for online pre-sell. So don’t fret, but time is running out. Here is a link to Fandango to make things simple.
However, that does mean that Warner Bros can reasonably forecast what the opening weekend box office for THE DARK KNIGHT RISES will be. Will it be record setting? The Dark Knight (2008) at the time set a record of $158 million opening weekend and went onto become the second film ever to cross the $500 million domestic milestone. The only other at the time was Titanic. Since then that milestone has been reached by Avatar and The Avengers.
Earlier this spring The Hunger Games had a record setting $150+ million opening weekend only to be one upped by Marvel’s The Avengers which crossed the $200 million mark during its opening weekend. The Avengers recently crossed the $600 million domestic mark and the worldwide billion dollar mark. It’s box office to-date, according to boxofficemojo.com, is over $1.4 billion. Holy Cow!
What this achievement means for WB is that they probably do know right now if they are going to break the opening weekend record set by The Avengers. Will they wait until Sunday evening of opening weekend to report the figures? Absolutely!
We wait in angst.
Do you have your tickets?
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