MUMBAI: The intake of Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures'
The Dark Knight Rises overlapped that of Ice Age: Continental
Drift last Sunday to become the No. 2 release of the
year with a global gross of $732 million. The latter
grossed nearly $716 million till date. On the other
hand, Disney and Marvel's The Avengers, with an intake
of $1.46 billion ranks as the third-best showing of
big question now is whether Dark Knight Rises, the final
film in Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale's Batman
trilogy, can match the $1 billion grossed by The Dark
Knight in 2008.
Dark Knight Rises continues to trail Dark Knight at
the same time during the latter's run - the difference
is currently $38 million but it did decline less in
its third weekend than its predecessor did.
Dark Knight Rises is making up for the difference overseas
where it is pacing more than 30 per cent ahead of Dark
Knight after having earned $378.1 million till date.
date, Dark Knight Rises has earned $353.9 million in
North America, the third-biggest grosser of 2012 behind
Avengers and Lionsgate's The Hunger Games.