The Batman saga, The Dark Knight Rises the finale in the Batman franchise has earned an enormous $160.9 million in its opening weekend, which is slightly ahead of The Dark Knight's 2008 debut that earned $158.3 million. With 2011 release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part 2 surpassing with $169.2 million.
Experts had predicted that the film could finish somewhere between $180 and 200 million during its first three days but the killings in Colorado at the midnight screening of the movie in Aurora on Friday may have put off moviegoers from watching the movie at the theater over the weekend. However, before any news of the tragedy was reported the movie was doing well with the midnight grosses of $30.6 million at midnight. Movie fanatics did not let the violent massacre ruin there plans and many still went over to the theaters to watch the movie.
Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy that also released in 2-D, with its earning has become the biggest 2-D opening for a movie ever. Warner Bros. delayed their publicly announcing the revenue reports for the movie until Monday and this was done out of respect for the victims and their families involved in the Colorado shooting that left 12 dead and 58 injured.