Christopher Nolan's final Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, saw its opening weekend bring in a total of $249 million worldwide.
Amidst the tragedy that occurred in Aurora, Colorado, The Dark Knight Rises brought home $160.9 million domestically, which was well below the $175-180 million that was estimated.
However, the $160.9 million was enough to give The Dark Knight Rises the best 2D opening of all time, surpassing the 2008 opening of The Dark Knight ($158.4 million).
The IMAX opening brought in an additional $19 million, with international numbers coming in at $88 million.
This places The Dark Knight Rises at third best opening overall, trailing behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 ($169.2 million), and Disney and Marvel Studios' The Avengers ($207.4 million).
Daily Gross (U.S.):
Friday: $75.7 million
Saturday: $44.9 million
Sunday: $40.2 million
The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20th, 2012 and is directed by Christopher Nolan starring Christian Bale as Batman, Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, Michael Cain as Alfred, Juno Temple and Josh Pence as a young Ra's al Ghul.
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