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Weekend Box-Office: July 20-22, 2012

Jul. 22, 2012by: Dave Davis

The Dark Knight Rises indeed.

Box office figures may not seem all that important in the wake of the horrifying events in Colorado last Friday morning, but there is still certain to be plenty of curiosity about the performance of one of the most anticipated movies in years.

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES collected an estimated $161 million on its opening weekend. As you might imagine considering the circumstances, that's lower than was previously expected. Official results won't be available until Monday, but this still breaks the 2D-only opening-weekend record and nudges the trilogy-ender past THE DARK KNIGHT's $158.4M debut in 2008, and leaves the $207.4M opening of Marvel's THE AVENGERS firmly at the top.

Meanwhile, there's not a lot of activity on the rest of the chart... which is unsurprising as everyone knew Batman's return to the multiplex would essentially take the wind out of the sails of all other movies in theaters. ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT caught a chill with $20.2M and a nearly 60% drop from last week, perhaps demonstrating some audience CG-exhaustion after the recent BRAVE and MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE'S MOST WANTED (both of which crossed the $200 million mark).

And while DC Comics' nocturnal crimefighter reigned, Marvel's wall-crawler is quickly running out of web -- THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN grabbed another $10.7M, just a furball higher than Seth MacFarlane's raunchy bear TED. And by the end of next weekend, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES will undoubtedly crack Spidey's current $228.5 domestic total.

After that, MAGIC MIKE made a sweaty shimmy past the $100 million mark, Wes Anderson's MOONRISE KINGDOM seems to have set up camp in the #9 slot, Woody Allen pokes his head onto the chart again with TO ROME WITH LOVE, and Katy Perry and her documentary PART OF ME disappear from view.

Next week brings Ben Stiller and company in the R-rated alien invasion comedy THE WATCH, along with the fourth flick in the street-dancing franchise, STEP UP REVOLUTION.

For some thoughts on how to help in the aftermath of the Colorado tragedy, you can head HERE or HERE.

# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. The Dark Knight Rises $161.1 M
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2. Ice Age: Continental Drift $20.2 M $88.7 M
3. The Amazing Spider-Man $10.7 M $228.5 M
4. Ted $10.2 M $180.4 M
5. Brave $5.9 M $208.7 M
6. Magic Mike $4.3 M $102 M
7. Savages $3.3 M $40 M
8. Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection $2.3 M $60.4 M
9. Moonrise Kingdom $1.8 M $36.1 M
10. To Rome with Love $1.4 M $11.1 M

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12:08PM on 07/23/2012
Same thing happened to me, Django. I went with a group of people, and this girl who came with us fell asleep and missed half of the movie, yet when it ended she said "Wow, that was like the best movie I have ever seen! It was so mind blowing!".

I liked the movie, but I'd rank it below the Burton movies and well above the Schumacher movies. This is certainly Nolan's weakest movie yet.
Same thing happened to me, Django. I went with a group of people, and this girl who came with us fell asleep and missed half of the movie, yet when it ended she said "Wow, that was like the best movie I have ever seen! It was so mind blowing!".

I liked the movie, but I'd rank it below the Burton movies and well above the Schumacher movies. This is certainly Nolan's weakest movie yet.
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11:44AM on 07/23/2012
I love how all the fanboys who were guaranteeing TDKR will beat out The Avengers is now using the tragedy as an excuse to why it came 50 million behind. Although it was a good movie, it is still Nolan's worst. Even Memento was far better.
I love how all the fanboys who were guaranteeing TDKR will beat out The Avengers is now using the tragedy as an excuse to why it came 50 million behind. Although it was a good movie, it is still Nolan's worst. Even Memento was far better.
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11:52AM on 07/23/2012
I haven't seen anybody use it as an excuse. The box office was down as a whole. That is just what happened no excuses at all.
I haven't seen anybody use it as an excuse. The box office was down as a whole. That is just what happened no excuses at all.
5:34PM on 07/23/2012
Not attacking you, of course you're entitled to your opinion in regards to the movie, but that's a fairly insensitive response Not that it matters, but if you go to box office mojo, nearly all movies, though DKR especially, dropped. It's a horrible situation, something like this makes people think how vulnerable they are in a movie theater and it's no longer a dick measuring contest between movies.
Not attacking you, of course you're entitled to your opinion in regards to the movie, but that's a fairly insensitive response Not that it matters, but if you go to box office mojo, nearly all movies, though DKR especially, dropped. It's a horrible situation, something like this makes people think how vulnerable they are in a movie theater and it's no longer a dick measuring contest between movies.
6:34PM on 07/23/2012
Don't forget about Avengers' nice little 3D upcharge.
Don't forget about Avengers' nice little 3D upcharge.
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10:15AM on 07/23/2012
Crappy film - one I will not be seeing again.
Crappy film - one I will not be seeing again.
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5:39AM on 07/23/2012
It may not be as much as predicted, but it's a great number nonetheless. TDKR was always primed to be a juggernaut at the box-office, and I think once word of mouth spreads it'll do just fine. It's a shame that people are still connecting the tragic events to this film and even labeling it after this film. Logically the best thing to do would be to just call it the Colorado tragedy and at least spare this film an unnecessary scar. Don't get me wrong, I'm very saddened about the tragedy, but
It may not be as much as predicted, but it's a great number nonetheless. TDKR was always primed to be a juggernaut at the box-office, and I think once word of mouth spreads it'll do just fine. It's a shame that people are still connecting the tragic events to this film and even labeling it after this film. Logically the best thing to do would be to just call it the Colorado tragedy and at least spare this film an unnecessary scar. Don't get me wrong, I'm very saddened about the tragedy, but hurting the film because of some asshole who needed attention only gives him satisfaction, and hurts this fantastic piece of cinema in the process. But I guess calling it the Colorado tragedy instead of Dark Knight Rises shootings wouldn't carry the sting that the media craves ever so often.
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4:26AM on 07/23/2012

as xpected

The guy who sat
beside us for the
midnight show was
sleeping halfway through
the movie,as the end
titles rolled he started clapping lol.All they want is to b part of the patrons
and feel cool.Its has become a pristige
thing,if they dnt like the film
they feel like left behind.i felt it as ok film,not great.seemed pretentious with dragging in the 2nd half with some necessary plots
The guy who sat
beside us for the
midnight show was
sleeping halfway through
the movie,as the end
titles rolled he started clapping lol.All they want is to b part of the patrons
and feel cool.Its has become a pristige
thing,if they dnt like the film
they feel like left behind.i felt it as ok film,not great.seemed pretentious with dragging in the 2nd half with some necessary plots
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11:29AM on 07/23/2012
As expected, your typing needs a little work.
As expected, your typing needs a little work.
1:20AM on 07/23/2012
Seen it twice. Both times had people cheering and clapping. I guess it just depends on the crowd. I think prior to the horrible incident on Friday it had a real shot at breaking 200 million. The whole weekend had a somber vibe to it. It sucks because I had been waiting for it for four yeas. I thought the movie was amazing.
Seen it twice. Both times had people cheering and clapping. I guess it just depends on the crowd. I think prior to the horrible incident on Friday it had a real shot at breaking 200 million. The whole weekend had a somber vibe to it. It sucks because I had been waiting for it for four yeas. I thought the movie was amazing.
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9:43PM on 07/22/2012
Don't be disappointed with the numbers. After the events of this past Friday, the box office over the weekend was going to be impossible to predict. No one will really know for certain whether what happened had a minor impact, a major one or no impact at all on the box office take for DKR. But if you ask me, it certainly have some kind of an effect, and not just for DKR but for all movies... big drops for lots of movies, including Spider-Man which is down a massive 70%. $160 million (or
Don't be disappointed with the numbers. After the events of this past Friday, the box office over the weekend was going to be impossible to predict. No one will really know for certain whether what happened had a minor impact, a major one or no impact at all on the box office take for DKR. But if you ask me, it certainly have some kind of an effect, and not just for DKR but for all movies... big drops for lots of movies, including Spider-Man which is down a massive 70%. $160 million (or whatever the final number will be) is sill a great take. It will be interesting to see how the DKR holds up next weekend. That might give more insight into just how much box office was affected.
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4:47AM on 07/23/2012
I still think The Dark Knight Rises is still going strong. At for for a month. In the end, I hope it can compete with The Dark Knight neck to neck.
I still think The Dark Knight Rises is still going strong. At for for a month. In the end, I hope it can compete with The Dark Knight neck to neck.
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9:26PM on 07/22/2012
Wow, that's... disappointing. I was really hoping it was going to near at least 200. I honestly don't think this film is going to have the legs of its predecessors. It's dark, very bleak. Kids won't like it there's not enough Batman. Many teenagers won't like it either. As for adults, let's just say I don't think the word-of-mouth will be that good. The reaction in my cinema was very mixed. People looked confused at the end when they walked out. There was no smiles, no excitement, NO CLAPS,
Wow, that's... disappointing. I was really hoping it was going to near at least 200. I honestly don't think this film is going to have the legs of its predecessors. It's dark, very bleak. Kids won't like it there's not enough Batman. Many teenagers won't like it either. As for adults, let's just say I don't think the word-of-mouth will be that good. The reaction in my cinema was very mixed. People looked confused at the end when they walked out. There was no smiles, no excitement, NO CLAPS, just a ''yeah, so I guess that's it'' expression. I think attendance is going to drop fairly fast. I was also shocked to see the showing was not sold out. The room was maybe 70-75 percent full. I thought it would be packed to crack but it wasn't.
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10:23PM on 07/22/2012
WOW so how is $160 million disappointing, I just don't get your logic?
WOW so how is $160 million disappointing, I just don't get your logic?
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8:33PM on 07/22/2012
Hmm could have sworn according to IMDb that box office figures would not be released until tomorrow. So where you got these figures is beyond me? Also if you thought TDKR would beat The Avengers record you are a hypocrite & in denial. Considering the tragedy that is still a phenomenal figure if it's accurate.Anyway I will be checking out TDKR this week.
Hmm could have sworn according to IMDb that box office figures would not be released until tomorrow. So where you got these figures is beyond me? Also if you thought TDKR would beat The Avengers record you are a hypocrite & in denial. Considering the tragedy that is still a phenomenal figure if it's accurate.Anyway I will be checking out TDKR this week.
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7:17AM on 07/23/2012
Retrack is the true source, the first to get the numbers from the studios, well before imdb and mojo. and if you think that idiot would stop anyone from enjoying themselves with their friends and families (other than at that one theatre) you underestimate people.
Retrack is the true source, the first to get the numbers from the studios, well before imdb and mojo. and if you think that idiot would stop anyone from enjoying themselves with their friends and families (other than at that one theatre) you underestimate people.
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8:28PM on 07/22/2012
Projections are all over the place, between 155-185, though the midnight figure stands at 30 million, 12 higher than Avengers. That being said, however, I'm glad Warner's is showing restraint and not concerning itself with the hype out of respect for Aurora.
Projections are all over the place, between 155-185, though the midnight figure stands at 30 million, 12 higher than Avengers. That being said, however, I'm glad Warner's is showing restraint and not concerning itself with the hype out of respect for Aurora.
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8:26PM on 07/22/2012

Fletcher The Ice-Pick In The Dark Knight Rises As Uniform?

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7:21PM on 07/22/2012
I presume that part of The Dark Knight Rises' box office will come from IMAX theatre. It's a good thing, at least for me, because not many people can tolerate 3D and it's been years since The Dark Knight that we don't have good quality non-3D-wearing movies shown in IMAX.
I presume that part of The Dark Knight Rises' box office will come from IMAX theatre. It's a good thing, at least for me, because not many people can tolerate 3D and it's been years since The Dark Knight that we don't have good quality non-3D-wearing movies shown in IMAX.
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6:41PM on 07/22/2012
Kinda surprised w/ the studios deciding not to release numbers to Monday, that this site would choose to anyways, even if unofficial
Kinda surprised w/ the studios deciding not to release numbers to Monday, that this site would choose to anyways, even if unofficial
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6:35PM on 07/22/2012
I know Warner isn't releasing official numbers until Monday, but I hope this estimate is on the low end. I know box office doesn't matter all that much, but I love the movie and I'd love to see it do well.
I know Warner isn't releasing official numbers until Monday, but I hope this estimate is on the low end. I know box office doesn't matter all that much, but I love the movie and I'd love to see it do well.
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7:55PM on 07/22/2012
Are you implying that $160M is not doing well ?
Are you implying that $160M is not doing well ?
6:28PM on 07/22/2012
I loved TDKR, saw it 3 times. Avengers was a fantastic movie too. It really doesn't matter to me "who did better", I just wish one of them would knock that sum bitch Titanic off the pedestal! They both deserve it IMO.
I loved TDKR, saw it 3 times. Avengers was a fantastic movie too. It really doesn't matter to me "who did better", I just wish one of them would knock that sum bitch Titanic off the pedestal! They both deserve it IMO.
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7:00PM on 07/22/2012
Hear, hear!
Hear, hear!
6:25PM on 07/22/2012
Good job to TDKR. I'm don't really care if TDKR or Avengers made the most, I'm glad we got 2 of the best comic-book films ever this summer. It'll be interesting to see how much TDKR makes overall; I think it'll have legs because there's not a lot of big releases during the next few weeks.
Good job to TDKR. I'm don't really care if TDKR or Avengers made the most, I'm glad we got 2 of the best comic-book films ever this summer. It'll be interesting to see how much TDKR makes overall; I think it'll have legs because there's not a lot of big releases during the next few weeks.
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5:40PM on 07/22/2012
I was a little underwhelmed by TDKR. The darker subject matter and 2D only probably did play a part in the box office, but Avengers was sort of a beginning movie while TDKR was an ending movie. You need to have seen the previous two Batman movies to get TDKR, but anyone could go see Avengers and have a good time. There was no way TDKR was breaking Avengers at the box office, no matter how good it was.
I was a little underwhelmed by TDKR. The darker subject matter and 2D only probably did play a part in the box office, but Avengers was sort of a beginning movie while TDKR was an ending movie. You need to have seen the previous two Batman movies to get TDKR, but anyone could go see Avengers and have a good time. There was no way TDKR was breaking Avengers at the box office, no matter how good it was.
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7:52PM on 07/22/2012
True but you wouldn't understand a good chunk of The Avengers without seeing all the previous solo movies. Also, the Avengers has a solid group of actors that are really committed to a series, and they already have all their movies made previously. Marvel got the jump big time on DC. I would bet anything that if Man of Steel and a few other DC comic book heroes were portrayed on the big screen in the last 10 years that we would have a Justice League movie made and Nolan and Bale could have been
True but you wouldn't understand a good chunk of The Avengers without seeing all the previous solo movies. Also, the Avengers has a solid group of actors that are really committed to a series, and they already have all their movies made previously. Marvel got the jump big time on DC. I would bet anything that if Man of Steel and a few other DC comic book heroes were portrayed on the big screen in the last 10 years that we would have a Justice League movie made and Nolan and Bale could have been a part of 1-2 of them.
5:31PM on 07/22/2012
The Avengers was also made for all different age groups. People are a little more hesitant to take their younger children to see The Dark Knight Rises because it is a little darker than the average superhero movie.

It got $15 outta me though, loved watching it twice.
The Avengers was also made for all different age groups. People are a little more hesitant to take their younger children to see The Dark Knight Rises because it is a little darker than the average superhero movie.

It got $15 outta me though, loved watching it twice.
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5:22PM on 07/22/2012

Sure it didn't beat The Avengers

But who else can ever beat $200 FUCKING MILLION DOLLARS???? TDKR is still the better movie IMO.
But who else can ever beat $200 FUCKING MILLION DOLLARS???? TDKR is still the better movie IMO.
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11:11PM on 07/22/2012
Maybe so, but the Avengers is a better comic book movie. Both were awesome but even though I did love TDKR it wasn't as good as I thought it would be where as the Avengers meet my expectations and then some. And again they both are almost completely 2 different films except for the fact they are comic book films.
Maybe so, but the Avengers is a better comic book movie. Both were awesome but even though I did love TDKR it wasn't as good as I thought it would be where as the Avengers meet my expectations and then some. And again they both are almost completely 2 different films except for the fact they are comic book films.
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4:30PM on 07/22/2012
Great rake.. but part of me thinks if this asshole in CO wouldn't have done what he did this number would be a lot higher. I'm only talking a money point of view here I am not at all trying to detract from the horrible events that took place.
Great rake.. but part of me thinks if this asshole in CO wouldn't have done what he did this number would be a lot higher. I'm only talking a money point of view here I am not at all trying to detract from the horrible events that took place.
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4:29PM on 07/22/2012
The article seems to be missing a source. In the other weekends it links to boxofficemojo.com , but that site hasn't announced them yet. Can I ask where the numbers came from?
The article seems to be missing a source. In the other weekends it links to boxofficemojo.com , but that site hasn't announced them yet. Can I ask where the numbers came from?
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4:40PM on 07/22/2012
Thank you for the source, I see it now.
Thank you for the source, I see it now.
4:25PM on 07/22/2012
It did extremely well and was a fantastic movie. And if AVENGERS didn't have 3D, it would have had around the same kind of opening numbers that TDKR had. And we won't have the official numbers until tomorrow anyways as Warner Bros. is holding them back.
It did extremely well and was a fantastic movie. And if AVENGERS didn't have 3D, it would have had around the same kind of opening numbers that TDKR had. And we won't have the official numbers until tomorrow anyways as Warner Bros. is holding them back.
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