'The Dark Knight Rises' Ranks As Our Fourth Highest Opening Weekend
The film has overshadowed the competition during its first weekend at the box office, but finds itself now in the position of playing catch-up to 'The Avengers'.
It was always expected to be one of the biggest - if not the biggest - films of the year and Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises has drummed up huge business at the Australian box office over its opening weekend raking in a total of $15,102,045. This result marks the fourth highest grossing opening weekend of all time at the local box office.
Topping it is Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 which has yielded the biggest opening weekend box office so far making $18,364,584. The Twilight Saga: New Moon comes in at second place with Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 just edging in front of Nolan's film in third position.
Apart from The Simpsons Movie which comes in at tenth place, the rest of the films included in the list are all franchise flicks including Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince, The Two Towers, Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith and The Avengers, which comes in at ninth position making $13,288,145 over its opening weekend.
While The Dark Knight Rises - the third and final instalment in Nolan's trilogy of films on the Caped Crusader - has unsurprisingly done big business during its opening weekend, it remains to be seen whether it will surpass the huge and somewhat surprising success of The Avengers, which currently sits as our third highest grossing film of all time.