'Dark Knight Rises' breaks record

Christian Bale takes his role in The Dark Knight Rises to new heights.
Christian Bale takes his role in The Dark Knight Rises to new heights. Contributed

THE Dark Knight Rises earned US$160.9 million over the weekend, making it the biggest 2D opening ever, following a mass shooting at a Colorado screening of the Batman film.

Warner Bros confirmed the final installment of director Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy earned $160,887,295.

The opening makes Dark Knight Rises the biggest 2D opening ever ahead of its 2008 predecessor, The Dark Knight.

It also gives the film the third-largest opening after the 3D films The Avengers with $207.4 million and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 with $169.2 million.

The debut puts Dark Knight Rises slightly below box office expectations going into the weekend, which ranged from $170 million to $200 million.


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