Though it comes as no surprise (surely, the entire world must have been rooting for Chris Nolan to make it big with his third and final Batman installment), “The Dark Knight Rises” has officially become a milestone for modern cinematography.
The film has just passed the $1 billion (€797.7 million) mark at the box office, becoming the second film to do so this year after Marvel’s “The Avengers,” and the 13th ever, The Huffington Post
“With $1.010 billion [€805.6 million] in ticket sales, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ has even earned more at the global box office than its predecessor, ‘The Dark Knight,’ which topped $1.003 billion [€797.9 million] in 2008,” The Post writes.
However, domestically, “The Dark Knight,” the second film in the trilogy, still fared better than the final installment, which, in return, had bigger earnings internationally.
“THR stipulates that the lower domestic take for Christopher Nolan's Batman finale could have something to with the tragic massacre in Aurora, Colo. at a midnight screening of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ on July 20,” the Post reports.