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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $0Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $3,294,643 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $2,500,290 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $5,794,933
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Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
100% - Fresh
93% - Upright

Movie Details

Video Release: September 25th, 2012 by Warner Home Video, released as Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some intense sequences of violence and action.
(Rating bulletin 2223, 5/16/2012)
Running Time: 76 minutes
Franchise: Batman
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Source:Based on Comic/Graphic Novel
Production Method:Hand Animation
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Production and Technical Credits


Blu-ray Sales: Avengers Begin To Rewrite Record Book

October 12th, 2012

The Avengers became one of the best selling Blu-rays of all time after just one week of release. Its opening week sales were outstanding at 3.39 million units / $67.69 million. This was by far the biggest new releases of the week and it crushed the competition on the Blu-ray sales chart. In fact, it was easily the best single week on the chart and places the Blu-ray in the top ten on the all-time list. (More on that next week.) Its opening week Blu-ray share was 62%. I suspect by the end of the Christmas shopping season, a 60% opening week Blu-ray share will be the norm for any major release. More...

DVD Sales: Avengers Earns an A Minus

October 12th, 2012

The Avengers dominated a lengthy list of new releases and sold roughly 20 times the number of DVDs of the second place release on this week's DVD sales chart. It sold 2.09 million units and generated $35.41 million in opening weekend revenue. This is a good start on the home market, but not great compared to the film's theatrical run. In fact, it wasn't even the best opening of the year, as both The Hunger Games and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 sold more during their first week of release, and they both had shortened opening weeks. That said, it is already in eighth place for the year and this film did much better on Blu-ray than it did on DVD. More on that very shortly. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 25th, 2012

September 25th, 2012

It's the unofficial beginning of the Christmas Shopping Season. Starting the rush this year is The Avengers, which broke records at the box office and will likely do the same on the home market. It is clearly a contender for Pick of the Week, but I'm not sure if the Blu-ray Combo Pack or the 3D Combo Pack is the better deal. The only other contender for Pick of the Week is Bond: 50 on Buy from Amazon. However, it's a double-dip... or triple-dip. I've lost count. In the end, I'm going with The Avengers on 3D Combo Pack. It's only $5 more, so it is worth future-proofing. More...

Weekend Box Office Performance

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/30/20121060,516 60,516$650,178$650,1781
10/7/20121623,566-61% 84,082$353,950$1,004,1272
2/3/20131061,186 186,300$928,467$2,588,43619

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/30/2012286,450 86,450$1,333,064$1,333,0641
10/7/2012622,638-74% 109,088$419,928$1,752,9922

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