The Dark Knight Rises, the latest Batman movie from
the Warner Bros. Entertainment, which stars Christian
Bale as Batman, has collected Rs 250 million in its
opening weekend in India.
first weekend collections are more than what Dar Media
had paid to secure the domestic distribution rights
of the film. The distributor has paid almost Rs 180
million for the all-India theatrical distribution rights;
the only other Hollywood film to have been sold to a
single theatrical distributor was Spider-Man 3, which
was released in 2007. Incidentally, the film's Indian
distribution rights were sold by Sony Pictures Entertainment
to Percept Picture for around Rs 150 million.
first of the Batman series, Batman Begins, was released
in 2005 across 70 screens (57 prints) and generated
around Rs 13.6 million in the first three days from
the Indian box-office, while the sequel, The Dark Knight,
which released in 2008 across 250 screens (210 prints)
earned around Rs 38 million in the opening weekend,
according to Warner Bros.
record for being the highest Hollywood grosser in
India in the opening weekend is held by The Amazing
Spider-Man released on 29 June. The film generated
Rs 340 million for Sony Pictures Entertainment.
The Dark Knight Rises was released with around 650
prints across 700 screens, while The Amazing Spider-Man
released across 1,500 screens.
Christoper Nolan film opened very well. It ran to
almost houseful capacity on Friday and during the
weekend too, the frenzy continued. But it would have
been another picture, had the film been released in
3D, since the ticket prices are higher for 3D films,"
said Cinemax DGM Girish Wankhede.