'The Dark Knight Rises' Shows Strength in China

on August 29, 2012


Thursday Update: Warner Bros. reports that The Dark Knight Rises added another $4.6 million to its haul in China on Tuesday, pushing its total to $9.1 million. 

The 2nd day in China compares as follows:
- 135% ahead of Inception
- 92% ahead of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- 6% ahead of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1
- On par with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (which was in 3D)

The Dark Knight Rises currently has a worldwide total of $958.2 million.

Wednesday Update: Warner Bros. reports that on Monday The Dark Knight Rises opened in China to an estimated Rmb* 28.3 million ($4.45 million) from 2,400 sites (screens TBA). IMAX showings accounted for Rmb 3.2 million ($516K).

This marks WB's highest 2D opening day in China, outgrossing Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rmb 22.046m/$3.5 million), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Rmb 22.04 million/$3.5 million) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (Rmb 18.3 million/$2.9 million), as well as Inception (Rmb 12 million/$1.7 million).

The Dark Knight Rises has raked in $528.2 million internationally. The Dark Knight managed $468.6 million internationally during its entire theatrical run. 

*Rmb stands for Chinese yuan

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  • TigerPaw said on August 30, 2012 03:02 PM

    Its no surprise that TASM is beating TDKR in China, considering that TASM is ONLY released in 3D and IMAX 3D in China.... and furthermore all 3 previous spider-man films were released in China, while none of Nolan's batman films were ever released in China....

    I mean Batman(at least in terms of films) is pretty much unknown in China... plus its release date there is only announced 2 weeks before, so the publicity efforts there were pretty much non-existence.

    Will see how word-of-mouth can allow TDKR to challenge TASM in China's weekend box-office for the top position.

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