The Dark Knight Rises Earns $27 Million From Midnight Screenings: Results Tainted by Tragedy

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It is difficult to care about ticket sales given the tragedy that occurred in Aurora, Colorado early this morning. But, it is precisely our job to report movie news, and here's a big piece of movie news: Warner Bros. reports that The Dark Knight Rises has earned $27 million in ticket sales from midnight screenings alone.

The number puts TDKR far ahead of The Avengers, which earned $18.4 million at its midnight opening.

The record for midnight take-ins belongs to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 2, which grossed a whopping $43.5 million.

Can The Dark Knight Rises surpass the total gross of The Avengers? It's difficult to say, especially given how the Aurora shooting may taint moviegoers' experience over the weekend and beyond.

Selina Kyle, Bruce Wayne, Bane, and The Dark Knight Rises are certainly off to a good start, though.

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The Dark Knight Rises Quotes

Selina Kyle: There's a storm coming, Mr. Wayne. You and your friends better batten down the hatches, because when it hits, you're all gonna wonder how you ever thought you could live so large and leave so little for the rest of us.
Bruce Wayne: You sound like you're looking forward to it.
Selina Kyle: I'm adaptable.

No one cared who I was, until I put on the mask.


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