Look at him go! Batman is setting new personal bests, with The Dark Knight Rises surpassing its predecessor on the top-grossing movie list.
Well, well, well… Lookie who joined the elite film club.
The Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ newest caped crusader movie has grossed $431.2 million domestically (in the U.S.) and $574 million internationally, for a grand total of $1.005 billion as of Sunday. The total puts it a little ahead of The Dark Knight, released in 2008, with a box office total of $1.003 billion. The Dark Knight Rises and The Dark Knight round up the billion-dollar-plus box office films, coming in 12th and 13th, respectively.
The curious part is that The Dark Knight Rises received most of its profit internationally, a little unusual for a Hollywood film. But this inconsistency can be attributed to the tragic Aurora shooting, which deterred many moviegoers.
We think $1 billion is not half bad and is certainly a great way to conclude the trilogy. But what do we know, anyway?