‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Has Already Earned $25 Million in Pre-Sales

Director Christopher Nolan’s final Batman adventure represents 91% of Thursday’s ticket sales, in advance of tomorrow’s big opening day.

The Dark Knight Rises takes in $25 million from pre-sales
The Dark Knight Rises takes in $25 million from pre-sales
We are just hours away from fanboys flooding theaters nationwide for midnight screenings of The Dark Knight Rises. It is a certainty that director Christopher Nolan's epic Batman finale will be a hit, there is only the question of how big a hit it will become. A new report reveals that The Dark Knight Rises has already raked in a whopping $25 million in pre-sales leading up to opening weekend.

Fandango also reports that this franchise finale is accounting for a massive 91% of their ticket sales for Thursday, with MovieTickets.com reporting that The Dark Knight Rises accounts for 87.5% of their Thursday sales.

This blockbuster-to-be will be rolled out in 3,700 theaters nationwide for midnight screenings, with several theaters planning on holding screenings throughout the wee hours of the morning. It will open in 4,404 North American theaters tomorrow, the second-widest opening in cinematic history, just 64 theaters behind record-holder The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1.

The real question is can The Dark Knight Rises best Marvel's The Avengers' seemingly-insurmountable three-day record of $207.4 million? We will find out on Sunday when the official box office numbers are released.

The Dark Knight Rises was released July 20th, 2012 and stars Tom Hardy, Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Liam Neeson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard, Morgan Freeman. The film is directed by Christopher Nolan.

Sources: Deadline

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  1. Sean

    @SherlockHolmes2009 Yes, it will certainly break records.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag


    @chris-santos I agree... much better than the Avengers!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  3. Chris Santos

    awesome movie better then the avengers

    3 years agoby @chris-santosFlag


    although, so far it is killing at the box office!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  5. jasdjqs

    oh ok

    3 years agoby @jasdjqsFlag


    @jasdjqs I'm talking about quality of film! f*ck the box office! This truly is a much better film! The story is much richer! It deserves to beat the crap out of Avengers

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  7. jasdjqs

    Avengers has not open in Japan (August) so that movie still is going to make money even after it's Blue ray release. Batman has a chance to beat the box office record Avengers made earlier this year but will Dark Knight Rises have a stong Third, Forth week? Too early to tell but you never know.

    3 years agoby @jasdjqsFlag


    Avengers.. You've been defeated... All I can say is wow what a powerful movie!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  9. Dark-White-Knight

    Move over Avengers

    3 years agoby @Dark-White-KnightFlag

  10. Justice Kowaleski

    5 and a half hours I cant wait when we got our tickets this morning there were these 2 teenagers sitting in front of the theater with 2 portable dvd's and both seasons of Batman TAS and all the batman films. I had to give them props some where so why not here.

    3 years agoby @justice-kowaleskiFlag

  11. Salemwolf711

    I saw this movie yesterday and holy sh*t was it epic.

    3 years agoby @Salemwolf711Flag

  12. CelluloidDreams


    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  13. Jacob Fredrick

    it will have reords but it wont beat avengers

    3 years agoby @Jacob-FredrickFlag

  14. SherlockHolmes2009

    It will break records

    3 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  15. ROFLitschristian

    Whether it's better than The Dark Knight or not, I'm glad it's already being a "must-see!" Can't wait for tonight!!!

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  16. thedude-abides

    Don't care about box-office, but a nice feather in the cap either way.

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag


    @bawnian-dexeus and it should be!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag


    Either way, this will be added to my blueray collection ^_^

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  19. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @mbrandon11@mcleve02 Agreed. Avengers reached more people and had a shorter runtime. But hey, I doubt "EVERYONE" saw it at the theaters. But like I said, the numbers are now the least of anyone's worries.

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag


    @mbrandon11 Haha nice... quite the dark fellow, such as myself! Yeah, but Batman has had that sort of hidden audience for awhile. Especially after the Dark Knight came out, and Nolan attached that name to Inception which itself a hit. People have now established his films as epic, and I think that will be a big deciding factor

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  21. mb11

    @mcleve02 I dunno - HUGE fan base as big as the Avengers and reaches to a wider audience.... tough one for sure.... we shall see. From what i hear though it delivers!

    3 years agoby @mbrandon11Flag

  22. mb11

    @mcleve02 haha nah fair play to you mate. When you come out of the theatre i'll just be settling in with my popcorn and all the dead people lying around me that i killed coz they were making too much noise during the previews. ;)

    3 years agoby @mbrandon11Flag


    @mbrandon11 technically too early to say. We have to see the movie before we can make that call. But it definitely has the potential to!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  24. mb11

    They should be sepereated. Ticket sales vs total gross earned. TDKR will beat Avatar on ticket sales i reckon HOWEVER Avatar and Avengers had 3D propping up every single ticket sold i.e. 5 tickets for them would be the cost of 8 DKR tickets. Good luck to Batman in all departments. Legendary series! Best Trilogy of all time??? Thoughts?

    3 years agoby @mbrandon11Flag

  25. Dark enV

    @mcleve02 same here man, 8 HOURS!!! of course I've got 2 and half for the marathon to start LOL

    3 years agoby @dark-envFlag


    @mbrandon11 I hate to be this guy, but 8 hours for me...

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag


    @dark-env Oh I know! No worries! besides it did open another opportunity to dump some much needed hate on Twilight!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  28. mb11

    OH IT CAN - AND IT WILL! 11 hours baby OMG im gna be sick!!!!!!

    3 years agoby @mbrandon11Flag

  29. Dark enV

    @mcleve02 I know, neither do I. Like I said I just notice these things and feel the need to inform people of the error. Not trying to criticize him in anyway

    3 years agoby @dark-envFlag

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