Originally Posted by backtothis
The Dark Knight Rises opened to $160.8m in the US this past weekend, coming in third for best opening weekend film of all time and first for 2D-only films. Very respectable, especially under the given circumstances. $75.7m on Friday with $30.6m from midnight sales.
How about the real measure of whether a movie is popular: the number of tickets sold. I'd like to see comparisons with the Avengers on that front, the problem is that the Avengers has the extra price of 3D going for it.