Tracking for DKR is much better than Avengers at the same point

#1 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-dark-knight-rises-tracking-avengers-20120716,0,4678609.story

Several days before it debuts, "The Dark Knight Rises" is generating more audience excitement than the three-highest grossing movies of the last 12 months.
Pre-release research shows director Christopher Nolan's final Batman movie is exceeding mega-hits "The Avengers," "The Hunger Games" and the final "Harry Potter" film in the critical "first choice" category that studios use to gauge moviegoers' interest in their upcoming releases.
As a result, "The Dark Knight Rises" is expected to generate more than $180 million in ticket sales this weekend, according to people who have seen the data but are not authorized to speak publicly. It even has a chance, these people said, of beating the $207-million opening weekend record set by "The Avengers" in May
The only complication is that "The Dark Knight Rises" is not 3-D, meaning it won't benefit from the higher ticket prices that "Avengers" collected. While "Dark Knight" is playing onIMAX screens, there are fewer of them than the number of 3-D screens that played "The Avengers," giving the Batman movie fewer theaters at which it can charge a premium.
"Dark Knight Rises" is certain to have the biggest opening ever for a non 3-D movie, a record currently held by Nolan's second Batman movie, "The Dark Knight," which bowed with $158.4 million in 2008. That film ultimately collected $1 billion worldwide, of which $533 million came from the U.S. and Canada.
"The Dark Knight Rises" is among the all-time highest scoring movies in "tracking" just days before it launches. The percentage of potential moviegoers who list the picture as their first choice among upcoming releases is six points higher than that of "The Avengers" on the Monday before it opened, and seven points higher than "Hunger Games."
PHOTOS: 'The Dark Knight Rises' premiere
Interest in the film is much higher among men than women, although the scores for females are still far greater than most successful movies reach before hitting theaters.
Financed and released by Warner Bros., with 25% of the budget covered by Legendary Pictures, "The Dark Knight Rises" cost between $250 million and $300 million to produce. However tax credits brought that total closer to $230 million, said people familiar with the movie's economics but not authorized to discuss them publicly.
'The Dark Knight Rises' finishes strong, early reviews say
#2 Posted by gravitypress (2069 posts) - - Show Bio

And?

#3 Posted by KnightRise (4785 posts) - - Show Bio

Does it matter?

#4 Posted by Duke_Nasty (1017 posts) - - Show Bio

@gravitypress: Sethysquare just had a DCgasm and wanted to share it with us.

#5 Posted by richardjohngrayson (414 posts) - - Show Bio

If the heavily rumored ending really goes down I don't see it doing as well in it's 3rd and 4th week as Avengers did.

#6 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (12521 posts) - - Show Bio

Here we go again.

#8 Posted by Nova`Prime` (4157 posts) - - Show Bio

Dark Knight Rises should do better then Avengers.. it has two previous films that are directly attached and the audience those go with. So this isn't really news, and it doesn't change the fact that DC/WB doesn't make a good movie unless Batman is in the title.. and even that is recent history.

#9 Posted by CrimsonCake (2668 posts) - - Show Bio

@Nova`Prime` said:

Dark Knight Rises should do better then Avengers.. it has two previous films that are directly attached and the audience those go with. So this isn't really news, and it doesn't change the fact that DC/WB doesn't make a good movie unless Batman is in the title.. and even that is recent history.

#10 Posted by Nova`Prime` (4157 posts) - - Show Bio

@CrimsonCake said:

@Nova`Prime` said:

Dark Knight Rises should do better then Avengers.. it has two previous films that are directly attached and the audience those go with. So this isn't really news, and it doesn't change the fact that DC/WB doesn't make a good movie unless Batman is in the title.. and even that is recent history.

Superhero movie.. should have been more specific.

#11 Posted by Rumble Man (11119 posts) - - Show Bio

No problem plus it deserves it though being the last and all. But avengers has sequels

so good news for DC fans and also Marvel fans

will watch on friday

#12 Posted by joshmightbe (24618 posts) - - Show Bio

expected to and does are 2 different things

Online
#13 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

@Nova`Prime` said:

Dark Knight Rises should do better then Avengers.. it has two previous films that are directly attached and the audience those go with. So this isn't really news, and it doesn't change the fact that DC/WB doesn't make a good movie unless Batman is in the title.. and even that is recent history.

I think they might come to a tie. Because TDKR isn't filmed in 3d so it loses on the higher price point. But anyhows, its a still a win from a financial point of view. Lets hope this would be able to give WB more cash and guts to go further into DC movies.

#14 Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy (7556 posts) - - Show Bio

It won't beat Avengers. It might beat the opening weekend record, but the total amount made internationally, doubt it.

#15 Posted by CrimsonCake (2668 posts) - - Show Bio

@sethysquare said:

@Nova`Prime` said:

Dark Knight Rises should do better then Avengers.. it has two previous films that are directly attached and the audience those go with. So this isn't really news, and it doesn't change the fact that DC/WB doesn't make a good movie unless Batman is in the title.. and even that is recent history.

I think they might come to a tie. Because TDKR isn't filmed in 3d so it loses on the higher price point. But anyhows, its a still a win from a financial point of view. Lets hope this would be able to give WB more cash and guts to go further into DC movies.

Or it will encourage WB to keep milking the franchise but it could go either way.

#16 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

@CrimsonCake: They cant do it right away so they need to do something else in the mean time.

#17 Posted by Nova`Prime` (4157 posts) - - Show Bio

@sethysquare said:

@Nova`Prime` said:

Dark Knight Rises should do better then Avengers.. it has two previous films that are directly attached and the audience those go with. So this isn't really news, and it doesn't change the fact that DC/WB doesn't make a good movie unless Batman is in the title.. and even that is recent history.

I think they might come to a tie. Because TDKR isn't filmed in 3d so it loses on the higher price point. But anyhows, its a still a win from a financial point of view. Lets hope this would be able to give WB more cash and guts to go further into DC movies.

With this being the end of the Nolan series and a possible reboot in Batman's movie future I don't think the success of this movie is going to encourage WB one way or the other. The real movie that is going to give them encouragement is the new Superman movie, where they can start fresh.

#18 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

@Nova`Prime`: Which has been receiving pretty positive reactions from fans. Hopefully things turn out well

#19 Posted by Tyrus (1083 posts) - - Show Bio

So what are you trying to prove? There's nothing to prove, both of these superhero flicks are great.

#20 Posted by nickzambuto (12919 posts) - - Show Bio

@Nova`Prime` said:

Dark Knight Rises should do better then Avengers.. it has two previous films that are directly attached and the audience those go with. So this isn't really news, and it doesn't change the fact that DC/WB doesn't make a good movie unless Batman is in the title.. and even that is recent history.

Avengers had 5 previous films.

#21 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

@Tyrus: I did not say one was better than the other. Avengers was used as a point of anchor because of its great financial success. So was Hunger Games and Harry Potter.

#22 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

Great domestic midnight opening

THURSDAY 6 PM, 3RD UPDATE: A Warner Bros executive just told me, The Dark Knight Rises is tearing up the box office at midnight. It should passMarvel’s The Avengers‘ $18.7M as the largest superhero midnight show of all time.” And remember: Avengers also holds the domestic record for the largest opening weekend gross. Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ mega-movie has 2,500 sold-out showtimes on Fandango, and today is trending to be one of that big online ticket vendor’s top-selling Thursdays in the company’s 12–year history. Most interesting is that Chris Nolan’s Batman trilogy finale is outpacing the early summer blockbuster Marvel’s The Avengers in ticket sales at the same point in Fandango’s sales cycle. “Today’s ticket sales are relentless, just like the action in the movie,” a Fandango executive just told me. Disney began releasing Avengers in Digital 3D, RealD and IMAX 3D after midnight into about 2,500 locations around the U.S. and Canada, and some theaters kept playing it around the clock into the wee hours. Whether The Dark Knight Rises will screen 24/7 on Friday will depend on how many theaters can convince staff to work overtime. This actioner opens in a whopping 3,700 midnight domestic locations. Like the big theater chain did with Avengers, AMC will be hosting a special showings in IMAX and 2D – the entire Batman trilogy beginning at 6 PM for $40/$25 complete with commorative poster and special lanyard. At its widest release,The Dark Knight Rises will debut in 4,404 domestic theaters from Friday through Sunday, including 332 IMAX locations. MORE LATER

Great opening in Australia but well under Avengers

2ND UPDATE: Warner Bros. Pictures’ andLegendary PicturesThe Dark Knight Rises rode into Australia’s cinemas and IMAX, grossing in excess of AUD$3.5M in its first day on screens, making it the #1 movie in the country. As good as Chris Nolan’s Batpic finale’s opening day is, it was well below Marvel’s The Avengers, which smashed the Australian box office on its opening day of release with a record breaking AUD$6M (USD$6.2M). (It was the #2 all-time opening behindHarry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 (AUD$7M).) Chris Nolan’s Batman finale was released Down Under on Thursday to mostly rave reviews by the local film critics. This was its first foreign rollout.

Warner Bros this coming weekend is releasing The Dark Knight Rises into only 17 international markets, representing 6,300 screens. These include 4 of the Top Ten movie markets: UK, Spain, Australia, and Korea. The Dark Knight Rises already has taken £1 million in advance booking at BFI IMAX, breaking all previous sales records.

The studio will open another 40 markets over the second weekend and include all major markets with the exception of Italy (August) and China where The China Film Group, which sets release dates for U.S. films, wants to pit The Dark Knight Rises against Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man on August 30th. “That August date is not written in stone, and we are in talks with China Film to find a date that works for everybody,” a Warner Bros exec tells Deadline. “Warner Bros would never not release the film in China.” In total overseas, the film is projected to show on approximately 20,000 foreign screens.

#23 Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy (7556 posts) - - Show Bio

...Dude. Just stop.

#24 Posted by Duke_Nasty (1017 posts) - - Show Bio

@BiteMe-Fanboy: He works for DC I swear.

#25 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

@BiteMe-Fanboy: @Duke_Nasty: Can you guys be any more immature.

There is a 3000+ post long discussion on other sites. Its called box office prediction. If you are so unhappy with the title create a new thread called box office prediction and i'll gladly participate.

http://forums.superherohype.com/showthread.php?t=388807

#26 Posted by Nova`Prime` (4157 posts) - - Show Bio

@nickzambuto said:

@Nova`Prime` said:

Dark Knight Rises should do better then Avengers.. it has two previous films that are directly attached and the audience those go with. So this isn't really news, and it doesn't change the fact that DC/WB doesn't make a good movie unless Batman is in the title.. and even that is recent history.

Avengers had 5 previous films.

Five films independent of it, this is the third in a trilogy and not only that it is the end of the trilogy. If Avengers success rode so heavily on the previous five Marvel movies why did so many people thing it was going to suck and fail?

#27 Edited by _Zombie_ (10312 posts) - - Show Bio

@Nova`Prime` said:

@nickzambuto said:

@Nova`Prime` said:

Dark Knight Rises should do better then Avengers.. it has two previous films that are directly attached and the audience those go with. So this isn't really news, and it doesn't change the fact that DC/WB doesn't make a good movie unless Batman is in the title.. and even that is recent history.

Avengers had 5 previous films.

Five films independent of it, this is the third in a trilogy and not only that it is the end of the trilogy. If Avengers success rode so heavily on the previous five Marvel movies why did so many people thing it was going to suck and fail?

Lots of people thought TDKR would suck, as well. In both cases, the people who thought it'd suck, and the ones who thought it'd be epic evened out. That said; Avengers' success rode solely on the hype it generated.

#28 Posted by Tyrus (1083 posts) - - Show Bio

@sethysquare: You still didn't need to mention it, because these days fan boys and critics like to think which film is better based on their box office performance - This year, the war is between Earth's mightiest heroes and The Dark Knight - just take a look at stupid reports, where people say "Look look! DKR is gonna beat Avengers!" - It pisses me off a lot, in you're case when you mentioned DKR and Avengers you became an immediate target for me I guess... Lol.

#29 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

My movie is better than yours and my life is better because of it! Roooaaaaarrrrr!

#30 Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy (7556 posts) - - Show Bio

@sethysquare said:

@BiteMe-Fanboy: @Duke_Nasty: Can you guys be any more immature.

There is a 3000+ post long discussion on other sites. Its called box office prediction. If you are so unhappy with the title create a new thread called box office prediction and i'll gladly participate.

http://forums.superherohype.com/showthread.php?t=388807

I could understand if DKR just blew Avengers away with reviews and whatnot. But by a .1 difference? Kind of pointless to post.. Lets wait and see if it beats the opening weekend box office and the international. It really doesn't matter though, they are two very different movies.

#31 Posted by Twentyfive (2843 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe said:

expected to and does are 2 different things

It won't do better. They're saying Batman 3 is going to be the third most successful movie ever made. That is crazy. It will do well, though, but not quite up there with Avengers, sorry.

#32 Posted by DTFB (191 posts) - - Show Bio

i dont think it will beat Avengers but probably will beat TDK. But i really dont care its not like they gone shoot me a few dollars.

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