Can Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures The Dark Knight Rises beat Marvelís The Avengers in weekend grosses and records? Some people are telling no, some people are telling yes!
Remember that the largest grossing 2D North American opening weekend ever remains 2008`s The Dark Knight at $158M, and thereís no doubt The Dark Knight Rises will best that by a lot, maybe as much as $195+M. But can it best Avengers all-time $207.4M collected from 2D, Digital 3D, RealD, and IMAX 3D theaters? In summary, the reasons pro are: kids are out of school, people are on vacation, this is the last and scariest of the series.
The reasons con are: itís only a 2D movie whereas Avengers made 52% of its money from 3D, it has a 21-minute longer running time than Avengers, this is a movie about one caped crusader with no superpowers whereas Avengers was billed as the Superhero Team-Up Of A Lifetime, itís following both Avengers and The Amazing Spider-Man this summer, and the Viacom-DirecTV battle has prevented a lot of Dark Knight Rises TV ads from appearing. Now the only question is how big is big for this $250M film?