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The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $448,139,099Details
International Box Office $636,300,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $1,084,439,099
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $71,694,677 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $80,135,866 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $151,830,543
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
87% - Certified Fresh
Audience
90% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$275,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 20th, 2012 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
July 20th, 2012 (IMAX) by Warner Bros.
International Releases: July 19th, 2012 (Wide) (Australia)
July 19th, 2012 (Wide) (Malaysia)
July 19th, 2012 (Wide) (New Zealand)
July 19th, 2012 (Wide) (Philippines)
July 19th, 2012 (Wide) (Singapore)
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Video Release: December 4th, 2012 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language.
(Rating bulletin 2218, 4/11/2012)
Running Time: 164 minutes
Franchise: Batman
Dark Knight Trilogy
Comparisons: Blockbusters, 2012
vs. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
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Keywords: Vigilante, Terrorism, Fugitive / On the Run, Non-Chronological, Surprise Twist, Secret Identity, IMAX: DMR
Source:Based on Comic/Graphic Novel
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Super Hero
Production Companies: Warner Bros., Legendary Pictures, Syncopy
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 562 $24,331 Dec 7, 2012 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 555 $40,865 Nov 30, 2012 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 537 $70,463 Nov 23, 2012 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 560 $93,291 Nov 16, 2012 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 492 $150,072 Nov 9, 2012 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 384 $259,740 Nov 2, 2012 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 470 $263,856 Oct 26, 2012 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 413 $359,509 Oct 19, 2012 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 351 $511,399 Oct 12, 2012 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 318 $674,436 Oct 5, 2012 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 361 $789,429 Sep 28, 2012 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 312 $1,266,144 Sep 21, 2012 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 255 $2,182,449 Sep 14, 2012 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 218 $3,218,189 Sep 7, 2012 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 103 $6,116,335 Aug 31, 2012 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 119 $7,222,317 Aug 24, 2012 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 72 $11,011,349 Aug 17, 2012 31
Fastest Movies to Earn $400 Million at the Domestic Box Office 8 $401,898,047 Aug 17, 2012 29
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 44 $18,979,397 Aug 10, 2012 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 16 $35,737,330 Aug 3, 2012 17
Biggest August Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 24 $35,737,330 Aug 3, 2012 17
Fastest Movies to Earn $350 Million at the Domestic Box Office 7 $353,935,094 Aug 3, 2012 17
Biggest August Day at the Domestic Box Office 46 $14,273,114 Aug 4, 2012 16
Fastest Movies to Earn $300 Million at the Domestic Box Office 8 $304,045,972 Jul 27, 2012 12
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 16 $62,101,451 Jul 27, 2012 10
Fastest Movies to Earn $250 Million at the Domestic Box Office 8 $267,458,321 Jul 27, 2012 9
Biggest Thursday at the Domestic Box Office 41 $13,202,371 Jul 26, 2012 7
Biggest Wednesday at the Domestic Box Office 42 $13,770,092 Jul 25, 2012 6
Fastest Movies to Earn $200 Million at the Domestic Box Office 9 $211,808,988 Jul 20, 2012 6
Biggest Tuesday at the Domestic Box Office 10 $17,762,472 Jul 24, 2012 5
Biggest Monday at the Domestic Box Office 15 $19,389,129 Jul 23, 2012 4
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 10 $40,200,432 Jul 22, 2012 3
Biggest July Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2 $160,887,295 Jul 20, 2012 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9 $160,887,295 Jul 20, 2012 3
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 9 $160,887,295 Jul 20, 2012 3
Fastest Movies to Earn $150 Million at the Domestic Box Office 9 $160,887,295 Jul 20, 2012 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2 4,404 Jul 20, 2012 3
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 17 $44,931,966 Jul 21, 2012 2
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 10 $120,686,863 Jul 20, 2012 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 7 $75,754,897 Jul 20, 2012 1
Biggest July Day at the Domestic Box Office 2 $75,754,897 Jul 20, 2012 1
Biggest Single Days at the Domestic Box Office 7 $75,754,897 Jul 20, 2012 1
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 7 $75,754,897 Jul 20, 2012 1
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 1,341 2.12 Jul 20, 2012 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 1,528 47.1% Jul 20, 2012 1

Cast

   Bruce Wayne/Batman
Michael Caine    Alfred
Gary Oldman    Commissioner Gordon
Anne Hathaway    Selina Kyle
Tom Hardy    Bane
Marion Cotillard    Miranda Tate
Joseph Gordon-Levitt    John Blake
Morgan Freeman    Lucius Fox
Chris Ellis   
Brett Cullen   
Joey King   
Tom Conti   
Matthew Modine   
Liam Neeson   

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Christopher Nolan
Producer    Christopher Nolan
Screenwriter    Jonathan Nolan
Story Creator    David S. Goyer
Producer    Emma Thomas
Producer    Charles Roven
Executive Producer    Benjamin Melniker
Executive Producer    Michael E. Uslan
Executive Producer    Kevin De La Noy
Executive Producer    Thomas Tull
Director of Photography    Wally Pfister
Production Designer    Nathan Crowley
Production Designer    Kevin Kavanaugh
Editor    Lee Smith
Composer    Hans Zimmer
Costume Designer    Lindy Hemming
Special Effects Supervisor    Chris Corbould
Visual Effects Supervisor    Paul Franklin
Stunt Coordinator    Tom Struthers
Supervising Art Director    Naaman Marshall
Art Director    Joshua Lusby
Art Director    Dean Wolcott
Art Director    Zack Grobler
Art Director    Robert Woodruff
Set Designer    Martha Johnston
Set Designer    Theodore Sharps
Set Decorator    Paki Smith
Set Decorator    Julie Ochipinti
Sound Mixer    Ed Novick
Sound Designer    Richard King
Supervising Sound Editor    Richard King
Re-recording Mixer    Gary A. Rizzo
Re-recording Mixer    Gregg Landaker
Special Effects Coordinator    Scott Fisher
Visual Effects Producer    Mike Chambers
Assistant Director    Nilo Otero
Casting Director    John Papsidera

Blu-ray Sales: Week of January 6th: In the Loop

February 24th, 2013

New releases were a bit of a mess, as Christmas Day was a Tuesday, so there were a few releases that came out the following Monday. One of those releases, Looper, led the Blu-ray sales chart during the week of January 6th with 317,000 units / $6.66 million. Its opening week Blu-ray share was just 34%, which is lower than I was expecting. More...

DVD Sales: New Year, Old Releases

February 5th, 2013

This week is a little confusing on the home market, as there are two weeks of new releases to deal with. (Because Christmas landed on a Tuesday, new releases were spread throughout the week, including some the following Monday.) One of the old new releases topped the DVD sales chart, as Looper sold 553,000 units and generated $9.71 million during its first full week on the home market. This is better than I was expecting. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Post-Christmas Slump Hits Hard

February 5th, 2013

Given how bad the new releases were, it's no surprise none of them reached the top of the Blu-ray sales chart. (While Looper was awarded the Pick of the Week, it actually came out on the following Monday, while the sales week ends on Sunday, so the numbers will be included in next week's results.) The Dark Knight Rises returned to first place with 314,000 units / $7.65 million for the week giving it totals of 3.90 million units / $79.93 million. It is one of the best selling Blu-rays of all time and about 50% more than The Dark Knight's current running tally. More...

DVD Sales: New Releases Take a Holiday

January 29th, 2013

New releases were even weaker than expected and none of them reached the top 30 of the DVD sales chart. The top five were identical to last week with Ted earning top spot for the third weekend in a row. It sold an additional 714,000 units generating $12.44 million in sales giving it totals of 3.42 million units / $57.68 million after three weeks of releases. More...

Blu-ray Sales: New Releases are Far From Perfect

January 25th, 2013

There were plenty of new releases to chart this week, but none of them were able to top the Blu-ray sales chart. In fact, most missed the top ten. This left Ted on top for the second weekend in a row with 558,000 units / $13.93 million giving it totals of 1.86 million units / $39.92 million after two. These are amazing Blu-ray totals for a comedy. More...

DVD Sales: Ted Takes Down the Competition

January 23rd, 2013

While there were a number of new releases to reach the to 30 of the DVD sales chart this week, Ted was able to remain in first place. It sold an additional 1.04 million units while generating $18.59 million, lifting its totals to 2.71 million units / $45.24 million after two weeks of release. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Ted Loves Being High (Definition)

January 22nd, 2013

Like it did on the DVD sales chart, Ted led a trio of new releases that placed high on the Blu-ray sales chart. The film earned first place with 1.28 million units / $25.64 million for an opening week Blu-ray share of 43%. That's very strong for a comedy, even one aimed at the prime demographic for Blu-ray. More...

DVD Sales: Ted Knocks Out Batman

January 22nd, 2013

Ted led a trio of new releases that placed high on the DVD sales chart. It earned first place with 1.67 million units and $26.66 million, which was better than I anticipated. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Dark Knight One-Two Punches Its Way to the Top

January 20th, 2013

Batman was even more dominant on the Blu-ray sales chart than it was on the DVD sales chart with two new releases earning the top two spots. The Dark Knight Rises earned first place with 2.26 million units / $42.13 million giving it an opening week Blu-ray share of 53%. Meanwhile, the Trilogy Box Set earned second place with 453,000 units / $12.68 million for an opening week Blu-ray share of 58%. The combined totals are not quite as good as The Avengers' debut was, but was still a fantastic start. More...

DVD Sales: Dark Knight Shines on the Home Market

January 20th, 2013

New releases dominated the top of the December 9th edition of the DVD sales chart with four of them placing within the top six. Unsurprisingly, The Dark Knight Rises led the way with a stunning result of 2.03 million units / $26.96 million during its first week of release. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Expendables Bravely Challenge Holdovers

January 17th, 2013

Men in Black 3 led all new releases earning first place on the Blu-ray sales chart with 241,000 units / $6.75 million during its opening week of release. Its Blu-ray share was just under 40%, which is low for this type of release. More...

2013 Awards Season: SAG Focuses a Searchlight on Silver Linings

December 12th, 2012

SAG nominations were announced and there were only a few surprises to deal with. Leading the way for total nominations was The Silver Linings Playbook, Lincoln, and Les Miserables, all of which earned nominations in four of the six categories. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 4th, 2012

December 4th, 2012

It is an awesome week for new releases on the home market. Not only is one of the biggest hits of all time coming out, but there are a number of other releases that are Pick of the Week contenders. The Dark Knight Rises, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Finding Nemo, Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season Two, My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Season One, Brazil, Francis Ford Coppola: 5-Film Collection - Blu-ray, and others. In the end, I went with Finding Nemo: 3D Combo Pack, but it really is an excellent week for prime releases. More...

2012 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part I

November 23rd, 2012

This weekend is Thanksgiving and as always that means Black Friday and Cyber Monday plus 48 hours of shopping in-between. Unlike most years, I'm only halfway done with my Christmas shopping. So what recent, and not so recent releases are prime candidates for the perfect gift this year? Over the next month, we will go over several dozen possibilities with our annual Holiday Gift Guide, which is divided into into four sections. This week we start with Major Movie Releases. These are first run releases, franchise box sets, etc. However, before we get into the individual titles, we will start with an update on... More...

International Box Office: Evil Finds a Home Worldwide

September 19th, 2012

Resident Evil: Retribution debuted in top spot on the international chart with $49.61 million on 6,154 screens in 65 markets. The film opened in first place in a trio of major markets with Japan pulling in $8.63 million on 774 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $11.17 million. Russia was close behind with $8.37 million on 1,100 screens. It was was able to grab first place in Brazil with $3.15 million on 391. On the other hand, the film had to settle for second place in South Korea with $1.99 million on 368 screens over the weekend and a total opening of $2.44 million. It debuted in third place in Australia with $1.50 million on 175. More...

IMAX: Resident Good on IMAX

September 19th, 2012

Resident Evil: Retribution opened with $6.1 million on IMAX worldwide, including $3 million domestically. This is a good result, but not a great result. As for a great result, it was announced that The Dark Knight Rises surpassed $100 million worldwide on IMAX screens. Up next for the super large format is Frankenweenie on the first weekend in October. It's stop-motion animation, so I don't think it will be a monster hit, but it should do rather well. More...

International Box Office: Expendables Fight Their Way to the Top

September 13th, 2012

The Expendables 2 opened in China and that helped propel it into first place with $41.62 million on 5,930 screens in 48 markets for an international total of $157.29 million. Unfortunately, as it is usually the case, no numbers for China were released, but were likely more than half the film's weekend haul. It also opened in South Korea earning third place with $1.58 million on 394 screens over the weekend for a total of $1.81 million. More...

International Box Office: Rises Returns to the Top

September 5th, 2012

Thanks to its opening in China, The Dark Knight Rises returned to the top of the international chart with $49.8 million on 10,000 screens in 64 markets. The film now has $577.7 million internationally and $1.009 billion worldwide, becoming just the twelfth film to reach that milestone. In China, the film earned $28.5 million on 4,100 screens, which was easily enough for first place. The film had to settle for second place in Italy with $4.95 million on 914 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $8.75 million. More...

Weekend Estimates: Possession Leads Labor Day Weekend

September 2nd, 2012

Labor Day weekend is traditionally the slowest holiday weekend at the box office, so it comes as no surprise that the overall chart looks fairly weak. However, Possession is set to produce a very credible box office number, with Lionsgate estimating $17.725 million through Sunday and comfortably over $20 million for the full 4-day frame. That's hardly blockbuster level, but is considerably better than consensus predictions coming in to the weekend. Another opener, Lawless, is well behind, with Weinstein predicting $9.7 million for the Friday-Sunday portion of the weekend. Far, far behind that is this weekend's other new wide release, The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure, which is headed for about $450,000 from 2,160 theaters and will end up in the record books for one of the poorest openings in history. More...

International Box Office: Expendables Brave the Competition

August 29th, 2012

The Expendables 2 remained in first place with $25.96 million on 5,672 screens in 33 markets for a total of $66.76 million. It debuted in first place in Spain with $2.45 million on 459 screens, which is significantly more than the original made in Spain when it opened. Meanwhile, it added $3.13 million on 815 screens in Russia, for a total of $14.22 million after two weeks of release in that market. This is more than its predecessor earned in total in Russia. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Dog Days of Summer

August 27th, 2012

Ugh. That's really all I have to say. None of the new releases were able to make an impact at the box office; in fact, none of them even reached the top five. There was a new entrant in the top five, as The Dark Knight Rises rose to fifth place. That's how bad the box office was over the weekend. A film that's more than a month old returned to the top five. The best new release was Premium Rush, which only managed eighth place. Overall, the box office plummeted by 30% to just $97 million. Amazingly, this was still higher than the same weekend last year, albeit by just 4.6%. Year-to-date, 2012 maintains its lead over 2011. It is ahead of last year's pace by 4.2% at $7.43 billion to $7.13 billion. More...

International Box Office: International Box Office is Essential for The Expendables

August 23rd, 2012

The Expendables 2 earned first place during its international debut with $23.01 million on 3,741 screens in 19 markets. It was led by Russia where it made $8.12 million on 804 during its opening weekend. It also topped the chart in Mexico ($3.32 million on 1,249) and in Italy ($1.91 million on 379). It only managed fourth place in the U.K. with $3.12 million on 451 screens. By comparison, The Expendables earned much less in Russia, Mexico, and Italy, but much more in the U.K. Overall, the sequel has made a little more than its predecessor, but it is too soon to tell where it will end up. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Summer Has Set

August 20th, 2012

Apparently summer ended over the weekend. It didn't go out with a thud, but more just faded away. The Expendables 2 was able to earn first place, but missed even the low end of expectations. In fact, the only new release to not struggle as much as analysts were expecting was Sparkle, and even that film missed expectations, it just did so by a tiny margin. There is some good news. There was a lot of depth with seven films earning more than $10 million over the weekend and overall the box office only slipped 2.3% from last weekend hitting $139 million. This was actually 12% higher than the same weekend last year. Analysts were obviously hoping for something more, but at this point, a win is a win. Year-to-date, 2012 is still ahead of 2011, but that lead has shrunk to 3.3% at $7.22 billion to $6.99 billion. Attendance is only up by 2.1%, so if the rest of August and September don't pull their weight, we might see 2012 lose that lead entirely. More...

Weekend Predictions: Are The Expendables Essential Viewing?

August 16th, 2012

It looks like summer will be extended by one more week, as The Expendables 2 is tracking for an opening of close to $40 million, maybe a little more. Even better for the market, it isn't the only new release of the weekend. I think ParaNorman could be a solid hit in a counter-programming role. Not everyone agrees with me, on the other hand. ParaNorman is competing with The Odd Life of Timothy Green, but as a live action family film, it's chances are a lot weaker. The final new release is Sparkle, which only has a 50/50 chance of reaching the top five. Last year there were also four wide releases, but combined they made less than $40 million. The Expendables 2 could make more than that by itself. 2012 should finally break out of its losing streak. More...

International Box Office: Rising to Another Milestone

August 15th, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises remained in first place with $35.1 million on 12,000 screens in 58 markets over the weekend. After nearly a month in release, it has $446.6 million internationally and $836.2 million worldwide. It became just the 33rd film to reach $800 million worldwide. The film had no major market openings this past weekend, but has yet to open in Italy, while it should have enough left to get to $900 million with relative ease, getting to $1 billion will be a whole lot harder. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Legacy Leads Competition, Weekend Still Weak

August 13th, 2012

The Bourne Legacy was easily able to win the weekend box office race, finishing within $1 million of predictions. In fact, most of the top five finished within roughly $1 million of predictions. This helped the overall box office climb 16% from last weekend. However, the overall box office was still weak when compared to last year down 8.4%. 2012's lead over 2011 shrank to just 3.5% at $7.01 billion to $6.78 billion and if we don't turn things around soon, we might see 2012 relinquish the lead before the winter holiday season begins. More...

Weekend Estimates: Bourne and Campaign Knock Out Batman

August 12th, 2012

After another lengthy run for the country's number one film, we will have a new top movie this weekend thanks to a strong debut for The Bourne Legacy, which will beat The Dark Knight Rises after Batman spent three weekends atop the chart. Universal is predicting that their franchise reboot will pick up about $40.3 million this weekend, somewhat behind The Bourne Legacy's $69.2 million debut, but very creditable for movie that takes the franchise in a new direction. Even better for the overall market, The Campaign is predicted to post $27.4 million for Warner Bros., which will be enough for second place. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Bourne Live Up to Its Legacy?

August 9th, 2012

The Bourne Legacy should have no trouble dominating the box office this weekend and it might become the last $100 million hit of the summer. On the other hand, it might not be the only $100 million hit opening this week. The Campaign is an R-rated comedy, which should do better than most and at least has an outside shot at reaching the century club. Hope Springs is counter-programming aimed at a more mature target demographic and its chances over the weekend are not great, but its legs could be strong. Finally, there's Nitro Circus: The Movie 3D, which is only playing in about 800 theaters, but it could squeeze into the top ten. This week last year the new releases were led by The Help while a returning film, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, topped the chart. Neither film made $30 million over the weekend, which is something The Bourne Legacy should do with ease, so 2012 should pull out a win. Hopefully that is the case, because year-over-year, 2012 has been losing big time lately. More...

International Box Office: Rises Remains Top Draw

August 8th, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises held onto first place with $66.7 million on 15,400 screens in 58 markets lifting its totals to $378.1 million internationally and $732.0 million worldwide. Since last week, it cracked $300 million internationally and became just the 49th film to reach $700 million worldwide. The film had no major market openings this past weekend, but still finished in first place in Mexico with $5.38 million on 2,370 screens and in Brazil with $4.76 million on 904 screens. In those two markets, it has two-week totals of $21.28 million and $15.28 million respectively. It was forced into second place in the U.K., but earned $6.67 million on 567 screens over the weekend for a total of $63.53 million after two. The film still has a few markets left to open in, including Italy, so it isn't quite done yet. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: New Releases Can't Rise to the Occasion

August 6th, 2012

As I've mentioned before, for a film to repeat at the top of the box office, it generally just needs to earn a massive opening and to avoid a big fall during its sophomore stint. However, for a film to earn first place at the box office three times in a row, it needs help from weak new releases. This is certainly the case with The Dark Knight Rises. Granted, it did hold on better than expected this weekend, but the two new releases, Total Recall and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, were so far behind that The Dark Knight Rises would have won with ease, even if it just missed expectations. The weakness in the new releases resulted in the overall box office falling 8.5% from last week to just $123 million. More importantly, this was 27% lower than the same weekend last year. 2012 is still head of 2011's pace, but the margin has been reduced to just 4.2% at $6.80 billion to $6.53 billion. If things don't turn around soon, 2012 might relinquish its lead before the end of the year. More...

Weekend Estimates: Dark Knight Recalled for Third Weekend

August 5th, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises will become the third film this year to top the weekend box office chart for three weeks running, thanks in part to another reasonably strong weekend (down 41% from last time), but mainly because Total Recall will muster only a decidedly so-so $26 million on debut, according to Sony's Sunday estimate. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days is expected to pull in about $14.7 million for Fox, rounding out another weekend where new movies have failed to catch on with audiences. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Dark Knight Complete Threepeat, or Will Recall Rise to the Top?

August 2nd, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises should have a relatively easy time earning first place this weekend, but the new releases are stronger than last week. There are some that think Total Recall will earn first place, but there are also some who think it won't open with as much as the original opened with, despite more than 20 years of inflation and a change in the business that favors bigger opening weekends. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days is playing counter-programming and while there's not a lot of direct competition in theaters, it is still aiming for a midlevel hit, and no more. Last year, Rise of the Planet of the Apes opened with more than $54 million and there's really no chance that will be replicated this weekend and August will very likely start out on a losing note. More...

International Box Office: Dark Knight Rises Rises in Sophomore Stint

August 2nd, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises overall numbers are still limited to studio estimates, but it was clearly the best film of the weekend with $126.2 million on 17,200 screens in 57 markets for a total of $252.0 million internationally and $539.1 million worldwide. Its best new market was France, where it made $10.91 million on 892 screens. It also dominated the box office in Mexico with $9.75 million on 2,765 screens and in Germany with $9.40 million on 718 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $11.40 million. Russia was close behind with $8.33 million on 1,312 screens. The film also earned first place in Brazil, but with $6.70 million on 944, which is a little more subdued, while it missed top spot in Japan with $4.76 million on 546 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $5.82 million. The film remained in first place in the U.K. with $11.42 million on 589 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $47.96 million. It also remained champion in Australia with $7.77 million on 628 screens over the weekend for a total of $28.00 million after two. On the other hand, it was pushed into second place in South Korea with $5.93 million on 807 screens over the weekend for a total of $27.67 million after two. So far, The Dark Knight Rises has been about on par with Ice Age: Continental Drift, maybe a little behind that film's pace, and it is on track to earn close to $600 million internationally and about $1 billion worldwide. This is a fantastic result, but still below expectations. More...

IMAX: Knight Rises to Record Levels

August 1st, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises earned $9 million on 332 IMAX screens domestically, which was a record for a sophomore stint. Internationally, it pulled in $6.4 million on 147 IMAX screens for a total weekend haul of $15.4 million. The film now has a total of $37 million domestically and $15.2 million internationally for a worldwide haul of $52.2 million. This was the fastest time for a film to reach $50 million on the IMAX format. More...

Dark Knight Puts the Spark in the Per Theater Chart

July 31st, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises remained on top of the per theater chart with an average of $14,101 in more than 4,400 theaters. Killer Joe opened with an average of $12,621 in three theaters, while Ruby Sparks was also strong with an average of $10,832 in thirteen. Both films have some potential to expand. Deep Sea 3-D remained strong with $10,412 in its lone theater. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Rises Sinks, Watch Unseen

July 30th, 2012

That was a pretty bad week. The Dark Knight Rises fell faster than most people were expecting while The Watch flopped. Step Up Revolution came very close to matching expectations, but it was expected to struggle, so that's not saying much. Overall, the box office fell 42% from last week to $134 million, which was 25% lower than the same weekend last year. The swings we've seen at the box office are erratic, to be polite, but at least 2012 remains ahead of 2011, even if the margin shrunk to 5.5% at $6.61 billion to $6.27 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Dark Knight Rises Still Dominates

July 29th, 2012

Weak openings from The Watch and Step Up Revolution will give The Dark Knight Rises an easy win at the box office this weekend. The superhero actioner will fall about 60% according to Warner Bros.' Sunday estimate. More...

Contest: Top Dog

July 27th, 2012

Next week there are two wide releases coming out, Total Recall and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days. I think it is a safe bet Total Recall will come out on top of the box office... Actually, it is a safe bet The Dark Knight Rises will complete the hat trick on top of the box office chart, while Total Recall will be the best of the new releases. However, since our prizes this week are aimed at kids, we will use Dog Days as the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of iCarly: Season Four on DVD. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a copy of iCarly: Season Four on DVD. Finally, one other entrant will be chosen regardless of what they predicted, and they will win the last copy of iCarly: Season Four on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Weekend Predictions: Dark Knight Set to Dominate Again

July 26th, 2012

There's little doubt that The Dark Knight Rises will repeat as the box office champion this weekend. There are some questions regarding how much it will dominate the box office. Will it continue to match The Dark Knight's pace? Will it show the same legs as The Avengers did earlier this summer? Or will it collapse like Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II did? There are also a few, very few, asking questions about The Watch and Step Up Revolution. Both films are opening wide, but neither film looks like it will be able to get anywhere beyond a midlevel hit and they are very unlikely to match last year's two wide releases, Cowboys and Aliens and The Smurfs. Fortunately, The Dark Knight Rises should earn enough to ensure a win in the year-over-year comparison. More...

International Box Office: Dark Knight's Limited Release Roars to the Top

July 26th, 2012

Some international numbers were late in reporting, others are still limited to studio estimates, but it is clear which film came out on top. The Dark Knight Rises only opened in 17 markets, but that was still enough to earn first place during its first weekend in international release. It managed $88 million on 7,173 screens in those 17 markets, with the U.K. leading the way with $22.23 million on 594 screens. South Korea was next with $15.65 million on 1,210 (including $12.90 million over the weekend proper), while Australia was right behind with $15.50 million on 628. It was not quite as potent in Spain, but it still earned first place with $4.17 million on 624 screens. The film will more than triple its market count this coming weekend with debuts in France, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, and many smaller markets, so it should rise even further. More...

Contest: Dark Days Ahead: Winning Announcement

July 24th, 2012

The winners of our Dark Days Ahead contest were determined and they are... More...

IMAX: Dark Knight Shines on IMAX

July 24th, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises got off to a fantastic start on IMAX earning $19.01 million on 332 screens domestically, while internationally it made approximately $4.8 million on 64. Its international IMAX screen count will more than double this coming weekend, so it should have an even better weekend internationally. More...

Dark Knight Brightens the Per Theater Chart

July 24th, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $36,532, which is excellent for an ultra-wide release. The Queen of Versailles was next with an average of $17,109 in three theaters. This does show some potential to expand, but as a documentary, it likely won't get too far. Space Station bounced back into the $10,000 club with an average of $11,540 in two theaters with Deep Sea 3-D right behind with $10,590 in one theater. The final film to crack $10,000 was The Imposter with $10,202 in its lone theater. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Knight Rise, but Overshadowed by Darkness

July 23rd, 2012

There was tragedy over the weekend at a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises, which is clearly a more important story than any box office numbers. However, we try to avoid politics here, and try to stick with the numbers, but the two stories might be hard to untangle. As expected, The Dark Knight Rises led the box office, but with a more subdued opening. It failed to match The Avengers's opening from earlier in the summer, but was the biggest from the franchise. It helped propel the overall box office to $230 million, which was 39% higher than last weekend and 21% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2012 now leads 2011 by 6.7% at $6.37 billion to $5.96 billion. More...

Dark Knight Sinks Limited Releases

July 20th, 2012

Not only has The Dark Knight Rises scared off the competition in terms of wide releases, there are almost no limited releases coming out this week either. Of the four releases, two are documentaries, one is a 3D samurai film, and the other an ensemble. I don't think any of them will earn a real measure of mainstream success, but The Queen of Versailles will likely perform the best this weekend. More...

Contest: Watch Out

July 20th, 2012

There are two wide releases coming out next week, The Watch and Step Up Revolution. Nearly everyone is assuming The Dark Knight Rises will be the biggest film over the weekend, but we need a new release to be the the target film for this week's box office prediction contest, and The Watch has the best shot for second place. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for The Watch. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Private Romeo on DVD. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a copy of Private Romeo on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Weekend Predictions: How High will The Dark Knight Rise?

July 19th, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises looks to crush the competition at the box office this weekend. No one is wondering if it will be the number one film this weekend. People are wondering if it will have the number one opening of all time. At the beginning the year, I would have put the odds of that happening at about 80%. However, after The Avengers opened with more than $200 million, the chance of The Dark Knight Rises breaking that record is now very slim. It has a better shot at earning more than the entire box office this weekend last year, or about $191 million. The odds of 2012 winning in the year-over-year comparison is nearly 100%. More...

Analysis: Are We Entering the Age of the Super-Blockbuster?

July 19th, 2012


Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' action thriller "The Dark Knight Rises," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. TM & © DC Comics.

Steven Zeitchik recently posted an interesting article on the L.A. Times web site that discusses the possibility that we have entered the age of what he calls the "uber-hit ... movies that go beyond modest success to dominate the multiplex, often leaving other contenders far behind."

Statistical analysis can provide us with some insight into whether there really has been a sea change in the industry. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Ice Age off to a Cold Start

July 16th, 2012

Ice Age: Continental Drift opened on the low end of expectations. The rest of the top five did better than predicted, but that wasn't enough to compensate and the overall box office fell 16% from last weekend to $165 million. This was 37% lower than the same weekend last year, and less than Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II opened with. 2012 is still ahead of 2011, even if the margin is down to 6.6% at $6.05 billion to $5.68 million. The box office should bounce back next weekend with the release of The Dark Knight Rises. More...

Contest: Dark Days Ahead

July 13th, 2012

By some measures, The Dark Knight Rises was the most anticipated film of the summer and there are some who think it will beat The Avengers' records. I don't see that happening. However, it could earn second place on the all time opening weekend chart. It's the only choice for the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for The Dark Knight Rises. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Louie: Season Two on Blu-ray. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a copy of Wilfred: Season One on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2012 Preview: July

July 1st, 2012

June was not a good month. Of the twelve films that opened wide last month, only four beat expectations by any serious margin, while there were seven that we know will fail to match expectations and one that's too close to call. That's a really bad record. Granted, 2012 still has a huge advantage over 2011, but it did shrink over the month of June. Looking forward to July, we get mixed signals. On the one hand, last July there were two monster hits, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which I'm considering a July film even though it opened on June 29th, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2. Those two films combined earned more than $700 million. This time around the only guaranteed monster hit is The Dark Knight Rises and I don't think there are many analysts bullish enough to think it will make $700 million by itself. That's not to say analysts aren't bullish on the film's chances. Some think it will top The Avengers at the box office. If it fails to reach $500 million, it would be seen as a disappointment. On the other hand, last year there were four other films that topped $100 million, while this year there are only six other films, period, and only two of those, The Amazing Spider-man and Ice Age: Continental Drift, are sure things to hit $100 million. There is a chance The Dark Knight Rises will earn more than the rest of the wide releases earn combined. And if this movie bombs, there's little hope for the rest of the month. But that won't happen, right? More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/07/20 1 $160,887,295   4,404 $36,532   $160,887,295 3
2012/07/27 1 $62,101,451 -61% 4,404 $14,101   $287,112,810 10
2012/08/03 1 $35,737,330 -42% 4,242 $8,425   $353,935,094 17
2012/08/10 3 $18,979,397 -47% 3,690 $5,143   $389,588,216 24
2012/08/17 6 $11,011,349 -42% 3,157 $3,488   $409,787,260 31
2012/08/24 5 $7,222,317 -34% 2,606 $2,771   $422,255,218 38
2012/08/31 7 $6,116,335 -15% 2,187 $2,797   $431,430,285 45
2012/09/07 10 $3,218,189 -47% 1,987 $1,620   $437,782,482 52
2012/09/14 11 $2,182,449 -32% 1,581 $1,380   $441,053,078 59
2012/09/21 14 $1,266,144 -42% 948 $1,336   $443,124,014 66
2012/09/28 16 $789,429 -38% 655 $1,205   $444,377,660 73
2012/10/05 15 $674,436 -15% 575 $1,173   $445,369,641 80
2012/10/12 16 $511,399 -24% 465 $1,100   $446,199,996 87
2012/10/19 19 $359,509 -30% 345 $1,042   $446,764,067 94
2012/10/26 20 $263,856 -27% 291 $907   $447,158,354 101
2012/11/02 22 $259,740 -2% 291 $893   $447,521,147 108
2012/11/09 28 $150,072 -42% 243 $618   $447,764,583 115
2012/11/16 31 $93,291 -38% 160 $583   $447,911,148 122
2012/11/23 42 $70,463 -24% 108 $652   $448,034,362 129
2012/11/30 44 $40,865 -42% 80 $511   $448,093,796 136
2012/12/07 52 $24,331 -40% 62 $392   $448,130,642 143

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/07/20 1 $75,754,897   4,404 $17,201   $75,754,897 1
2012/07/21 1 $44,931,966 -41% 4,404 $10,203   $120,686,863 2
2012/07/22 1 $40,200,432 -11% 4,404 $9,128   $160,887,295 3
2012/07/23 1 $19,389,129 -52% 4,404 $4,403   $180,276,424 4
2012/07/24 1 $17,762,472 -8% 4,404 $4,033   $198,038,896 5
2012/07/25 1 $13,770,092 -22% 4,404 $3,127   $211,808,988 6
2012/07/26 1 $13,202,371 -4% 4,404 $2,998   $225,011,359 7
2012/07/27 1 $17,734,545 +34% 4,404 $4,027   $242,745,904 8
2012/07/28 1 $24,712,417 +39% 4,404 $5,611   $267,458,321 9
2012/07/29 1 $19,654,489 -20% 4,404 $4,463   $287,112,810 10
2012/07/30 1 $8,160,046 -58% 4,404 $1,853   $295,272,856 11
2012/07/31 1 $8,773,116 +8% 4,404 $1,992   $304,045,972 12
2012/08/01 1 $7,333,325 -16% 4,404 $1,665   $311,379,297 13
2012/08/02 1 $6,818,467 -7% 4,404 $1,548   $318,197,764 14
2012/08/03 1 $10,226,050 +50% 4,242 $2,411   $328,423,814 15
2012/08/04 1 $14,273,114 +40% 4,242 $3,365   $342,696,928 16
2012/08/05 1 $11,238,166 -21% 4,242 $2,649   $353,935,094 17
2012/08/06 1 $4,725,498 -58% 4,242 $1,114   $358,660,592 18
2012/08/07 1 $4,673,412 -1% 4,242 $1,102   $363,334,004 19
2012/08/08 1 $3,688,489 -21% 4,242 $870   $367,022,493 20
2012/08/09 1 $3,586,326 -3% 4,242 $845   $370,608,819 21
2012/08/10 3 $5,600,199 +56% 3,690 $1,518   $376,209,018 22
2012/08/11 3 $7,839,992 +40% 3,690 $2,125   $384,049,010 23
2012/08/12 3 $5,539,206 -29% 3,690 $1,501   $389,588,216 24
2012/08/13 3 $2,344,003 -58% 3,690 $635   $391,932,219 25
2012/08/14 3 $2,674,360 +14% 3,690 $725   $394,606,579 26
2012/08/15 4 $2,137,123 -20% 3,690 $579   $396,743,702 27
2012/08/16 3 $2,032,209 -5% 3,690 $551   $398,775,911 28
2012/08/17 7 $3,122,136 +54% 3,157 $989   $401,898,047 29
2012/08/18 5 $4,568,006 +46% 3,157 $1,447   $406,466,053 30
2012/08/19 5 $3,321,207 -27% 3,157 $1,052   $409,787,260 31
2012/08/20 5 $1,374,465 -59% 3,157 $435   $411,161,725 32
2012/08/21 6 $1,503,295 +9% 3,157 $476   $412,665,020 33
2012/08/22 5 $1,196,744 -20% 3,157 $379   $413,861,764 34
2012/08/23 3 $1,171,137 -2% 3,157 $371   $415,032,901 35
2012/08/24 7 $1,990,234 +70% 2,606 $764   $417,023,135 36
2012/08/25 5 $3,144,563 +58% 2,606 $1,207   $420,167,698 37
2012/08/26 4 $2,087,520 -34% 2,606 $801   $422,255,218 38
2012/08/27 5 $833,162 -60% 2,606 $320   $423,088,380 39
2012/08/28 7 $888,238 +7% 2,606 $341   $423,976,618 40
2012/08/29 5 $669,125 -25% 2,606 $257   $424,645,743 41
2012/08/30 5 $668,207 n/c 2,606 $256   $425,313,950 42
2012/08/31 6 $1,415,492 +112% 2,187 $647   $426,729,442 43
2012/09/01 7 $2,247,575 +59% 2,187 $1,028   $428,977,017 44
2012/09/02 6 $2,453,268 +9% 2,187 $1,122   $431,430,285 45
2012/09/03 8 $1,880,976 -23% 2,187 $860   $433,311,261 46
2012/09/04 6 $503,493 -73% 2,187 $230   $433,814,754 47
2012/09/05 7 $362,170 -28% 2,187 $166   $434,176,924 48
2012/09/06 6 $387,369 +7% 2,187 $177   $434,564,293 49
2012/09/07 - $863,319 +123% 1,987 $434   $435,427,612 50
2012/09/08 9 $1,571,149 +82% 1,987 $791   $436,998,761 51
2012/09/09 9 $783,721 -50% 1,987 $394   $437,782,482 52
2012/09/10 8 $251,430 -68% 1,987 $127   $438,033,912 53
2012/09/11 9 $317,302 +26% 1,987 $160   $438,351,214 54
2012/09/12 9 $263,330 -17% 1,987 $133   $438,614,544 55
2012/09/13 9 $256,085 -3% 1,987 $129   $438,870,629 56
2012/09/14 - $609,073 +138% 1,581 $385   $439,479,702 57
2012/09/15 - $1,027,547 +69% 1,581 $650   $440,507,249 58
2012/09/16 - $545,829 -47% 1,581 $345   $441,053,078 59
2012/09/17 12 $206,366 -62% 1,581 $131   $441,259,444 60
2012/09/18 13 $238,137 +15% 1,581 $151   $441,497,581 61
2012/09/19 11 $179,167 -25% 1,581 $113   $441,676,748 62
2012/09/20 11 $181,122 +1% 1,581 $115   $441,857,870 63
2012/09/21 14 $347,832 +92% 948 $367   $442,205,702 64
2012/09/22 13 $608,414 +75% 948 $642   $442,814,116 65
2012/09/23 13 $309,898 -49% 948 $327   $443,124,014 66
2012/09/24 14 $103,442 -67% 948 $109   $443,227,456 67
2012/09/25 - $128,360 +24% 948 $135   $443,355,816 68
2012/09/26 - $126,126 -2% 948 $133   $443,481,942 69
2012/09/27 13 $106,289 -16% 948 $112   $443,588,231 70
2012/09/28 17 $218,235 +105% 655 $333   $443,806,466 71
2012/09/29 17 $378,654 +74% 655 $578   $444,185,120 72
2012/09/30 17 $192,540 -49% 655 $294   $444,377,660 73
2012/10/01 15 $73,167 -62% 655 $112   $444,450,827 74
2012/10/02 16 $89,140 +22% 655 $136   $444,539,967 75
2012/10/03 15 $73,197 -18% 655 $112   $444,613,164 76
2012/10/04 - $82,041 +12% 655 $125   $444,695,205 77
2012/10/05 16 $179,194 +118% 575 $312   $444,874,399 78
2012/10/06 15 $295,275 +65% 575 $514   $445,169,674 79
2012/10/07 15 $199,967 -32% 575 $348   $445,369,641 80
2012/10/08 - $103,983 -48% 575 $181   $445,473,624 81
2012/10/09 - $74,868 -28% 575 $130   $445,548,492 82
2012/10/10 - $71,874 -4% 575 $125   $445,620,366 83
2012/10/11 - $68,231 -5% 575 $119   $445,688,597 84
2012/10/12 - $150,026 +120% 465 $323   $445,838,623 85
2012/10/13 - $230,640 +54% 465 $496   $446,069,263 86
2012/10/14 - $130,733 -43% 465 $281   $446,199,996 87
2012/10/15 - $47,064 -64% 465 $101   $446,247,060 88
2012/10/16 - $52,712 +12% 465 $113   $446,299,772 89
2012/10/17 - $51,131 -3% 465 $110   $446,350,903 90
2012/10/18 - $53,655 +5% 465 $115   $446,404,558 91
2012/10/19 - $105,864 +97% 345 $307   $446,510,422 92
2012/10/20 - $160,362 +51% 345 $465   $446,670,784 93
2012/10/21 - $93,283 -42% 345 $270   $446,764,067 94
2012/10/22 - $28,518 -69% 345 $83   $446,792,585 95
2012/10/23 - $36,103 +27% 345 $105   $446,828,688 96
2012/10/24 - $32,493 -10% 345 $94   $446,861,181 97
2012/10/25 - $33,317 +3% 345 $97   $446,894,498 98
2012/10/26 - $79,005 +137% 291 $271   $446,973,503 99
2012/10/27 - $117,256 +48% 291 $403   $447,090,759 100
2012/10/28 - $67,595 -42% 291 $232   $447,158,354 101
2012/10/29 - $24,106 -64% 291 $83   $447,182,460 102
2012/10/30 - $26,488 +10% 291 $91   $447,208,948 103
2012/10/31 - $24,981 -6% 291 $86   $447,233,929 104
2012/11/01 - $27,478 +10% 291 $94   $447,261,407 105
2012/11/02 - $70,909 +158% 291 $244   $447,332,316 106
2012/11/03 - $120,391 +70% 291 $414   $447,452,707 107
2012/11/04 - $68,440 -43% 291 $235   $447,521,147 108
2012/11/05 - $28,060 -59% 291 $96   $447,549,207 109
2012/11/06 - $23,009 -18% 291 $79   $447,572,216 110
2012/11/07 - $23,239 +1% 291 $80   $447,595,455 111
2012/11/08 - $19,056 -18% 291 $65   $447,614,511 112
2012/11/09 - $42,042 +121% 243 $173   $447,656,553 113
2012/11/10 - $66,297 +58% 243 $273   $447,722,850 114
2012/11/11 - $41,733 -37% 243 $172   $447,764,583 115
2012/11/12 - $21,702 -48% 243 $89   $447,786,285 116
2012/11/13 - $10,634 -51% 243 $44   $447,796,919 117
2012/11/14 - $10,115 -5% 243 $42   $447,807,034 118
2012/11/15 - $10,823 +7% 243 $45   $447,817,857 119
2012/11/16 - $26,207 +142% 160 $164   $447,844,064 120
2012/11/17 - $41,887 +60% 160 $262   $447,885,951 121
2012/11/18 - $25,197 -40% 160 $157   $447,911,148 122
2012/11/19 - $11,347 -55% 160 $71   $447,922,495 123
2012/11/20 - $14,125 +24% 160 $88   $447,936,620 124
2012/11/21 - $14,780 +5% 108 $137   $447,951,400 125
2012/11/22 - $12,499 -15% 108 $116   $447,963,899 126
2012/11/23 - $28,180 +125% 108 $261   $447,992,079 127
2012/11/24 - $29,059 +3% 108 $269   $448,021,138 128
2012/11/25 - $13,224 -54% 108 $122   $448,034,362 129
2012/11/26 - $3,668 -72% 108 $34   $448,038,030 130
2012/11/27 - $4,328 +18% 108 $40   $448,042,358 131
2012/11/28 - $4,055 -6% 108 $38   $448,046,413 132
2012/11/29 - $6,518 +61% 108 $60   $448,052,931 133
2012/11/30 - $12,127 +86% 80 $152   $448,065,058 134
2012/12/01 - $18,771 +55% 80 $235   $448,083,829 135
2012/12/02 - $9,967 -47% 80 $125   $448,093,796 136
2012/12/03 - $3,212 -68% 80 $40   $448,097,008 137
2012/12/04 - $3,208 n/c 80 $40   $448,100,216 138
2012/12/05 - $3,052 -5% 80 $38   $448,103,268 139
2012/12/06 - $3,043 n/c 80 $38   $448,106,311 140
2012/12/07 - $7,109 +134% 62 $115   $448,113,420 141
2012/12/08 - $11,366 +60% 62 $183   $448,124,786 142
2012/12/09 - $5,856 -48% 62 $94   $448,130,642 143
2012/12/10 - $1,904 -67% 62 $31   $448,132,546 144
2012/12/11 - $2,094 +10% 62 $34   $448,134,640 145
2012/12/12 - $2,052 -2% 62 $33   $448,136,692 146
2012/12/13 - $2,407 +17% 62 $39   $448,139,099 147

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/07/20 1 $225,011,359   4,404 $51,092   $225,011,359 7
2012/07/27 1 $93,186,405 -59% 4,404 $21,159   $318,197,764 14
2012/08/03 1 $52,411,055 -44% 4,242 $12,355   $370,608,819 21
2012/08/10 3 $28,167,092 -46% 3,690 $7,633   $398,775,911 28
2012/08/17 5 $16,256,990 -42% 3,157 $5,150   $415,032,901 35
2012/08/24 5 $10,281,049 -37% 2,606 $3,945   $425,313,950 42
2012/08/31 8 $9,250,343 -10% 2,187 $4,230   $434,564,293 49
2012/09/07 10 $4,306,336 -53% 1,987 $2,167   $438,870,629 56
2012/09/14 11 $2,987,241 -31% 1,581 $1,889   $441,857,870 63
2012/09/21 13 $1,730,361 -42% 948 $1,825   $443,588,231 70
2012/09/28 16 $1,106,974 -36% 655 $1,690   $444,695,205 77
2012/10/05 16 $993,392 -10% 575 $1,728   $445,688,597 84
2012/10/12 16 $715,961 -28% 465 $1,540   $446,404,558 91
2012/10/19 19 $489,940 -32% 345 $1,420   $446,894,498 98
2012/10/26 21 $366,909 -25% 291 $1,261   $447,261,407 105
2012/11/02 23 $353,104 -4% 291 $1,213   $447,614,511 112
2012/11/09 27 $203,346 -42% 243 $837   $447,817,857 119
2012/11/16 35 $146,042 -28% 108 $1,352   $447,963,899 126
2012/11/23 42 $89,032 -39% 108 $824   $448,052,931 133
2012/11/30 47 $53,380 -40% 80 $667   $448,106,311 140
2012/12/07 55 $32,788 -39% 62 $529   $448,139,099 147

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 7/26/2012 $0 0 18 33 $28,673,092 12/12/2015
Australia 7/19/2012 $15,686,261 628 628 698 $44,722,076 12/12/2015
Austria 7/27/2012 $0 0 18 25 $4,247,942 12/12/2015
Belgium 7/25/2012 $0 0 42 72 $5,131,146 12/12/2015
Bolivia 7/26/2012 $0 0 7 16 $908,162 12/12/2015
Brazil 7/27/2012 $0 0 10 21 $27,066,360 12/12/2015
Bulgaria 7/27/2012 $0 0 6 6 $482,445 12/11/2015
Chile 7/26/2012 $0 0 15 21 $4,809,188 12/12/2015
Colombia 7/27/2012 $0 0 12 19 $7,305,035 12/12/2015
Croatia 7/26/2012 $0 0 6 12 $688,521 12/12/2015
Denmark 7/20/2012 $0 0 17 33 $9,598,024 12/12/2015
Ecuador 7/27/2012 $0 0 21 57 $2,783,593 12/12/2015
Egypt 8/15/2012 $0 0 8 32 $889,651 12/12/2015
Finland 7/20/2012 $0 0 15 34 $3,579,697 12/12/2015
Germany 7/26/2012 $0 0 153 196 $35,463,040 12/12/2015
Greece 8/21/2012 $0 0 22 22 $2,729,671 12/11/2015
Iceland 7/27/2012 $0 0 1 1 $572,472 12/11/2015
Indonesia 7/20/2012 $0 0 1 1 $7,527,926 12/11/2015
Italy 8/29/2012 $0 0 112 143 $18,816,812 12/12/2015
Kenya 7/27/2012 $0 0 3 6 $291,702 12/12/2015
Lebanon 8/16/2012 $0 0 1 3 $562,986 12/12/2015
Lithuania 7/27/2012 $0 0 3 3 $53,732 12/11/2015
Malaysia 7/19/2012 $0 0 5 16 $5,759,366 12/12/2015
Mexico 7/27/2012 $0 0 19 19 $31,845,456 12/11/2015
New Zealand 7/19/2012 $0 0 9 9 $4,524,402 12/11/2015
Nigeria 7/27/2012 $0 0 1 1 $367,180 12/11/2015
Norway 7/25/2012 $0 0 4 8 $7,472,346 12/12/2015
Philippines 7/19/2012 $0 0 1 2 $5,309,012 12/12/2015
Portugal 8/2/2012 $0 0 9 24 $2,173,057 12/12/2015
Romania 7/27/2012 $0 0 5 5 $1,048,292 12/11/2015
Serbia and Montenegro 7/26/2012 $0 0 18 162 $280,845 12/12/2015
Singapore 7/19/2012 $0 0 4 12 $7,328,329 12/12/2015
Spain 7/20/2012 $0 0 21 38 $15,394,652 12/12/2015
Sweden 7/25/2012 $0 0 25 38 $12,731,153 12/12/2015
Taiwan 7/19/2012 $0 0 5 12 $12,319,913 12/12/2015
Thailand 7/19/2012 $0 0 1 5 $4,300,345 12/12/2015
Turkey 7/27/2012 $0 0 9 23 $4,713,140 12/12/2015
Ukraine 7/26/2012 $0 0 1 1 $1,339,669 12/12/2015
United Arab Emirates 8/16/2012 $0 0 2 7 $3,788,618 12/12/2015
United Kingdom 7/20/2012 $0 0 42 93 $90,721,728 12/12/2015
Uruguay 7/27/2012 $0 0 1 1 $411,304 12/11/2015
Venezuela 7/27/2012 $0 0 8 13 $7,143,582 12/12/2015
 
Rest of World $210,424,338
 
International Total$636,300,000 12/12/2015

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/9/201212,027,214 2,027,214$26,353,782$26,353,7821
12/16/20122825,841-59% 2,853,055$11,941,661$38,295,4432
12/23/20122891,334+8% 3,744,389$9,082,693$47,378,1363
12/30/20122670,142-25% 4,414,531$7,170,519$54,548,6564
1/6/20134218,724-67% 4,633,255$3,123,379$57,672,0345
1/13/20139116,904-47% 4,750,159$1,209,956$58,881,9916
1/20/20131267,296-42% 4,817,455$1,008,767$59,890,7587
1/27/20131159,336-12% 4,876,791$889,447$60,780,2058
2/3/20131641,659-30% 4,918,450$623,219$61,403,4239
2/10/20131443,904+5% 4,962,354$632,657$62,036,08010
2/17/20131774,097+69% 5,036,451$778,759$62,814,83911
9/1/2013287,566 5,237,407$74,298$65,269,99839
12/1/20136533,534 5,828,634$3,862,786$69,652,90152
11/30/201430112,150 6,055,004$559,628$71,039,128104

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/9/201212,102,420 2,102,420$41,733,037$41,733,0371
12/16/20123531,518-75% 2,633,938$12,868,039$54,601,0762
12/23/20122369,294-31% 3,003,232$8,826,128$63,427,2043
12/30/20121226,058-39% 3,229,290$5,563,287$68,990,4914
1/6/2013282,088-64% 3,311,378$2,048,906$71,039,3975
1/13/2013829,870-64% 3,341,248$745,555$71,784,9526
1/20/2013923,803-20% 3,365,050$581,991$72,366,9437
1/27/20131015,534-35% 3,380,584$365,357$72,732,3008
2/3/2013179,290-40% 3,389,875$218,227$72,950,5279
2/10/2013204,219-55% 3,394,094$83,159$73,033,68610
2/17/20131126,228+522% 3,420,322$428,305$73,461,99111
8/18/20131510,343 3,517,529$194,027$75,285,50737
8/25/20131310,564+2% 3,528,093$164,270$75,449,77738
9/1/2013168,870-16% 3,536,963$143,785$75,593,56239
9/8/2013197,689-13% 3,544,652$96,036$75,689,59840
9/29/2013164,218 3,558,136$52,685$75,858,01943
12/1/201310182,155 3,753,220$2,098,425$78,105,38152

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