Dark Knight Rises Surpasses $1 Billion, Surprises No One
As we’ve mentioned before there are several movie franchises that manage to produce home runs time and time again. Such franchises of recent times that quickly come to mind are Pirates of the Carribean, Harry Potter, Iron Man and, of course, Christopher Nolan’s Batman. While each of these franchises are popular in their own right, only a few of them have managed to really hit it out of the park. We’re talking to the tune of $1 billion.
Several of these films managed to do just that with the most recent hit being The Avengers at around $1.5 billion featuring superheroes from many different franchises including Iron Man and Captain America. But, if you thought that Christopher Nolan’s final installment of the Batman franchise, The Dark Knight Rises, would be any different, you would be mistaken.
The numbers are in and it’s official, The Dark Knight Rises has officially surpassed $1 billion at the box office. This shouldn’t’ come as much of a surprise considering its predecessor, The Dark Knight, also managed to surpass $1 billion. With such success, it makes you wonder if studio executives are wishing Nolan would return for future Batman titles.
Despite the almost guaranteed success surrounding Dark Knight Rises, many wondered if some snags along the way would damper said success. In particular, the mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado that left 12 dead and 58 injured happened during a Dark Knight Rises showing with the killer supposedly emulating the Joker from the franchise. Luckily, it seems that this tragic occurrence didn’t deter people from doing what they will.
Aside from this specific film’s success, it does give us a bit of insight into what’s to come. With so many different superhero themed movies hitting it big in the box office, it’s almost guaranteed that movie studios will continue down this path. Of course, at this point, it seems that just about every superhero has already starred in their own movie but we’re sure directors can find something as they always do.