The Dark Knight Rises continues to do well at the box office despite the competition from the Summer Olympics. The film is actually continuing to bank close to $10 million each passing day with over $8 million on Monday and Tuesday which is pretty nice to have in week two. This continued strength is the cause for major benchmark number one which was achieved today as the final Batman movie from Christopher Nolan has now passed the $300 million mark in twelve days.
Only three days behind the pace set by The Avengers a few months ago, The Dark Knight Rises has cemented itself as the third fastest to ever breach the milestone. The slowdown is relatively minor as of right now suggesting that the superhero blockbuster will indeed pass $400 million and has a legitimate shot at $450 million by time it is all said and done.
There are a few sour grapes to be had though in that this was not accomplished as quickly as The Dark Knight and it is highly unlikely that Rises will exceed its predecessor in total domestic box office revenue. The positive spin on this though is that no sequel has ever grossed this amount of money this fast and that overseas numbers might be able to carry the feature beyond $1 billion internationally despite a lag in local ticket sales.
The worldwide total for The Dark Knight Rises currently stands at $552.2 million.