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Box Office History for Dark Knight Trilogy Movies

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Release DateMovieProduction
Budget
Domestic
Opening
Weekend
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Trailer
Jun 15, 2005 Batman Begins $150,000,000 $48,745,440 $205,343,774 $359,142,722  
Jul 18, 2008 The Dark Knight $185,000,000 $158,411,483 $533,345,358 $1,002,891,358  
Jul 20, 2012 The Dark Knight Rises $275,000,000 $160,887,295 $448,139,099 $1,084,439,099 Play
 
 Totals$610,000,000 $1,186,828,231$2,446,473,179 
 Averages$203,333,333$122,681,406$395,609,410$815,491,060 
Release DateMovieDomestic
DVD Sales
Domestic
Blu-ray Sales
Total Domestic
Video Sales
Dec 9, 2008 The Dark Knight $282,410,636 $33,598,875 $316,009,511
Dec 4, 2012 The Dark Knight Rises $71,806,692 $80,211,237 $152,017,929
 
 Totals$354,217,328$113,810,112$468,027,440
 Averages$177,108,664$56,905,056$234,013,720

2017 Preview: May

May 1st, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

April is over and thank god for that. The Fate of the Furious is currently the only film that was better than a midlevel hit, while Going in Style might end up being the second-biggest release of the month. On the low end, there were seven films on last month’s list that didn’t even manage to open in truly wide release (2,000 or more theaters). Fortunately, May looks a lot brighter. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 should dominate the chart and get the month off to a fast start. Furthermore, every week there’s at least one film with a reasonable chance of earning $100 million domestically. Additionally, last May wasn’t particularly strong, so that should help 2017 overall. Granted, Captain America: Civil War earned more than $400 million, so the month got off to a fast start, but films struggled the rest of the way. The second-biggest film was X-Men: Apocalypse at just $155 million, while only one other movie, The Angry Birds Movie, earned more than $100 million. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 should at least be competitive with Captain America: Civil War, allowing 2017 to win thanks to its superior depth. More...

Featured VOD Review: Suicide Squad

November 28th, 2016

Suicide Squad

After Superman Returns struggled at the box office and The Dark Knight became a surprise $1 billion hit, the folks at Warner Bros. decided to reboot the D.C. movies as D.C. Extended Universe using the dark and gritty style of the Dark Knight Trilogy. That hasn’t worked out so far. Man of Steel barely broke even and the mixed reviews made a few people worried about the franchise’s future. The dour interpretation of Superman didn’t work and the editing and pacing was a mess, but at least it had an interesting villain. Batman v Superman was terrible and had one of the worst villains of any comic book movie I’ve seen. When that film was eviscerated by the critics, Warner Bros. stepped in and made last minute changes to Suicide Squad. Did it work? Nope. But is it better than BvS? More...

Home Market Releases for July 5th, 2016

July 4th, 2016

The Mermaid

It's a strange week on the home market, as there are no first-run releases and very few other releases to make up the difference. There are some contenders for Pick of the Week, but all of them are foreign-language films, which is again odd. In fact, two of them, Only Yesterday and The Boy and the World, are animated. However, in the end, I went with The Mermaid, which deserves to be seen by more and Blu-ray is a great way to see it. More...

Note: This list contains actors which appear in at least 2 movies of the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Movies
RoleFranchise
Worldwide
Box Office
Career
Worldwide
Box Office
Franchise
/
Career
Christian Bale 3 Batman/Bruce Wayne $2,446,473,179 $5,171,834,877 47.3%
Michael Caine 3 Alfred $2,446,473,179 $7,900,534,691 31.0%
Gary Oldman 3 Commissioner Gordon $2,446,473,179 $10,682,836,680 22.9%
Morgan Freeman 3 Lucius Fox $2,446,473,179 $10,460,963,928 23.4%
Liam Neeson 2 Henri Ducard $1,443,581,821 $9,903,340,714 14.6%
Cillian Murphy 2 Dr. Jonathan Crane $1,362,034,080 $3,031,914,606 44.9%

Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least 2 movies of the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Movies
Technical RoleFranchise
Worldwide
Box Office
Career
Worldwide
Box Office
Franchise
/
Career
Christopher Nolan 3 Director (3)
Screenwriter (3)
Producer (2)
Story Creator (1)
$2,446,473,179 $5,845,215,186 41.9%
Emma Thomas 3 Producer (3) $2,446,473,179 $5,844,922,833 41.9%
Charles Roven 3 Producer (3) $2,446,473,179 $6,574,344,889 37.2%
David S. Goyer 3 Story Creator (2)
Screenwriter (1)
$2,446,473,179 $5,144,812,628 47.6%
Wally Pfister 3 Cinematographer (3) $2,446,473,179 $4,281,994,055 57.1%
Lee Smith 3 Editor (3) $2,446,473,179 $7,059,519,487 34.7%
Nathan Crowley 3 Production Designer (3) $2,446,473,179 $3,943,382,349 62.0%
Hans Zimmer 3 Composer (3) $2,446,473,179 $29,175,742,016 8.4%
Michael E. Uslan 3 Executive Producer (3) $2,446,473,179 $5,142,156,083 47.6%
Lindy Hemming 3 Costume Designer (3) $2,446,473,179 $6,594,450,398 37.1%
Chris Corbould 3 Special Effects Supervisor (3) $2,446,473,179 $13,398,120,423 18.3%
Gary A. Rizzo 3 Re-recording Mixer (3) $2,446,473,179 $13,922,424,240 17.6%
John Papsidera 3 Casting Director (3) $2,446,473,179 $10,925,970,297 22.4%
Jonathan Nolan 2 Screenwriter (2) $2,087,330,457 $2,900,374,226 72.0%
Benjamin Melniker 2 Executive Producer (2) $1,443,581,821 $4,785,555,080 30.2%
Bob Kane 2 Character Creator (2) $1,362,034,080 $3,539,419,209 38.5%
James Newton Howard 2 Composer (2) $1,362,034,080 $17,227,766,286 7.9%
Kevin Kavanaugh 2 Supervising Art Director (1)
Production Designer (1)
$2,087,330,457 $4,795,009,159 43.5%
Simon Lamont 2 Supervising Art Director (2) $1,362,034,080 $3,778,391,391 36.0%
Naaman Marshall 2 Art Director (1)
Supervising Art Director (1)
$2,087,330,457 $5,034,988,145 41.5%
Paki Smith 2 Set Decorator (2) $1,443,581,821 $1,950,438,619 74.0%
Lora Hirschberg 2 Re-recording Mixer (2) $1,362,034,080 $12,864,787,494 10.6%
Tom Struthers 2 Stunt Coordinator (2) $2,087,330,457 $3,207,497,266 65.1%
Ed Novick 2 Sound Mixer (2) $2,087,330,457 $5,739,579,587 36.4%
Richard King 2 Sound Designer (2)
Supervising Sound Editor (2)
$2,087,330,457 $8,067,564,497 25.9%
Nilo Otero 2 Assistant Director (2) $2,087,330,457 $5,711,898,988 36.5%