Worldwide anticipation and critical praise have set up ‘The Dark Night Rises’ as one of the biggest films this year.
According to predictions at BoxOffice.com, the finale could earn up to $195 million on opening weekend in the US. During its run the film could collect up to half a million at the box office, which could bring the total worldwide to over a billion.
The previous installment in this franchise, The Dark Knight, broke opening records in 2008 with $158.4 million in North America and earned $1 billion total worldwide. The first film in Christopher Nolan’s trilogy, Batman Begins, in 2005 made a total of $372.7 million.
The action film opens July 19-20 in Australia, Asia, India, the UK and European markets, as well as North America. It opens on July 25-27 in France, Scandinavian countries, Latin America, Russia, and more, with just a few territories following in August.
Based on the classic DC Comics story, the film finds Batman eight years later, with the Dark Knight resurfacing as Bane goes on the attack, overwhelming Gotham and bringing the caped crusader to the rescue.
Stars include Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard, Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman, and Tom Hardy (Inception) as the villain Bane. Christopher Nolan directs, and he also co-wrote the screenplay with his brother Jonathan Nolan.
Kenya’s exclusive premiere
The blockbuster will be exclusively premiered at IMAX in Nairobi, Kenya on 27th of July, in 2D. Organizers are promising a star-studded affair.
The latest buzz on the streets surround why director Christopher Nolan shot the film in IMAX cameras and not in 3D. The crime thriller isn’t in 3D but it does contain one hour of IMAX footage and many fans will attend those theaters.Will the 2D experience still live up to expectations?
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Source: Relax News