Box Office Guru Wrapup: The Dark Knight Rises Again

Total Recall and Wimpy Kid take #2 and #3 in another sluggish weekend.

This weekend, a pair of new franchise films could not stop Bane and Batman from ruling the North American box office for a third straight time as The Dark Knight Rises continued to reign supreme, once again taking the gold medal position. The big-budget sci-fi remake Total Recall took home the silver while the bronze went to the kidpic Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days. Neither of the new releases showed major muscle and the overall Top 20 slumped 27% from last year's levels as overall moviegoing continued to be affected by a lack of exciting titles and the ongoing drama of the London Olympics.

For a third consecutive weekend, audiences made The Dark Knight Rises the most popular film in the land as the super hero saga grossed an estimated $36.4M, down a reasonable 41% from last weekend. The Warner Bros. smash has now grossed a mammoth $354.6M in only 17 days with $48M of that sum (14%) coming from 332 IMAX locations.

If estimates hold, the decline will be slightly less than the 43% dip that 2008's The Dark Knight suffered during its third frame while on the same calendar. That mega-smash did face stiffer competition as the new action release that weekend, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, bowed to $40.5M which was $14M higher than Total Recall's debut. But with threequels often eroding faster, the solid hold Rises saw this weekend could be partly due to moviegoers that skipped the film in the aftermath of the Colorado shooting coming out now. New action sequels are scheduled to launch on the next two weekends, but The Dark Knight Rises could be on course to reach $440-450M domestically.

Currently, Rises is running 10% behind the pace of its predecessor which banked $393.8M in its first 17 days with a $42.7M third-weekend gross. The Bane flick has tied Avatar as the third fastest film in history to break the $350M barrier. Only The Avengers and The Dark Knight have done it faster in 10 and 14 days, respectively. TDKR shot up to number 21 on the list of all-time domestic blockbusters passing the $352.4M of last summer's 3D tentpole Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

Another impressive weekend gross was collected from overseas markets where the latest Batman film captured an estimated $67M from 58 markets, down a sizable 47%, boosting the international total to $378.4M and the global gross to $733M making it the second largest worldwide hit of 2012 after Avengers which grossed twice as much. The offshore cume is only about a week away from matching the $469M of TDK. Rises is now playing in most major markets around the world, however Italy is still to open at the end of the month and China - which has a quota on foreign films - has not yet been set. Breaking the $1 billion global box office mark seems very possible, putting the Christopher Nolan trilogy on course to gross a combined $2.4 billion or more.

The big-budget sci-fi remake Total Recall debuted in second place with an estimated $26M and failed to generate too much excitement with action movie fans. Averaging $7,220 from 3,601 theaters, the PG-13 redo opened only a hair above the $25.5M bow of the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger hit despite having ticket prices that were nearly twice as high and playing in 1,500 more theaters. The effects-driven film skewed 58% male while 53% of the audience was 30 and older, according to studio research. A lack of female appeal prevented it from attracting a broader crowd.

The Colin Farrell pic never did electrify ticket buyers too much and played out as yet another remake that people did not ask for. Critics and audiences agreed on the quality of the film. Reviews were mostly negative and moviegoers polled by CinemaScore gave it a pitiful C+ grade. And with The Bourne Legacy set to open this Friday and The Expendables 2 on the following weekend, large declines should be in order putting the $150M-budgeted pic on course to reach the neighborhood of $70M from North America. Recall opened at number one in a number of Asian markets this weekend collecting a modest $6.2M from a dozen territories led by Taiwan and Malaysia.

Opening in third place was the tween sequel Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days with an estimated $14.7M from 3,391 locations for a mild $4,335 average. The third chapter in the film franchise debuted well below the levels of the first two which each launched in mid-March over the past two years to $22.1M and $23.8M. The summer vacation storyline drew an upfront audience as Saturday sales tumbled 14% from Friday's opening day score. As a threequel, it could indicate a rocky road ahead although those polled by CinemaScore liked the film which earned an A- grade.

Reviews were mostly negative which is common for a kidpic franchise going into its third installment. Studio research showed that the audience was 58% female and 62% under 25. Dog Days cost only $22M to produce and summer yields stronger midweek grosses since students are out of school so surpassing the $50M mark like the last two films is still possible.

Two more Fox titles followed. The 3D animated comedy Ice Age: Continental Drift slipped 37% to an estimated $8.4M for a cume to date of $131.9M from North America. Overseas grosses vaulted to an incredible $587M putting the worldwide figure at $718.9M. The studio's underperforming alien comedy The Watch fell 50% from its opening weekend despite no new comedies for adults entering the marketplace. With $25.4M in ten days, the Ben Still-Vince Vaughn pic should end with just $40M.

The film that has really been getting grown-ups to laugh this summer, Seth MacFarlane's Ted starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis, smashed the $200M mark this weekend and enjoyed a major expansion into international waters. Domestically, Universal's leggy hit dipped only 26% to an estimated $5.5M for a total of $203.4M. But a potent $32M was made from 20 overseas markets boosting the offshore total to $77.3M and the global tally to $280.7M. Ted generated a sensational top spot debut in the U.K. with $14.3M and was also number one in a handful of other new markets like Germany and Russia.

The dance drama Step Up Revolution tumbled 55% in its sophomore round to an estimated $5.3M pushing the ten-day total to $23.1M for Lionsgate-owned Summit. The decline was similar to the 56% drop that the last film in the franchise, Step Up 3D, suffered two summers ago when it banked a better $29.8M in its first ten days. Look for Revolution to finish with less than $35M.

Sony's super hero reboot The Amazing Spider-Man crossed the quarter-billion threshold in North America this weekend thanks to its estimated $4.3M take in its fifth weekend. Down 36%, the big-budget Sony tentpole upped its sum to $250.6M. Overseas added $6.1M this weekend for a new international haul of $427.1M giving the studio $677.7M worldwide.

Two more summer blockbusters rounded out the top ten, one for daughters and the other for moms. The Disney/Pixar hit Brave grossed an estimated $2.9M, off 33%, for a $223.3M cume. With $16.5M from overseas, the Scottish princess broke the century mark internationally with $118M for a worldwide take of $341.3M. Channing Tatum's Magic Mike fell 47% to an estimated $1.4M giving Warner Bros. $110.9M to date.

Opening well in platform release was the Andy Samberg-Rashida Jones relationship comedy Celeste and Jesse Forever which debuted to an estimated $112,000 from only four houses for a sparkling $28,000 average. Sony Classics will expand into San Francisco, San Diego, Chicago, and Washington D.C. on Friday and adds more major cities throughout August before going nationwide over Labor Day weekend. Reviews have been good and indie comedies have been hot this year so the road ahead seems promising.

The top ten films grossed an estimated $111.2M which was down 28% from last year when Rise of the Planet of the Apes opened at number one with $54.8M; but up 4% from 2010 when The Other Guys debuted on top with $35.5M.

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Comments

Gedalyah Reback

Gedalyah Reback

No one wants to see anything else when they could watch Batman again. It's just the truth.

Aug 5 - 03:38 PM

Brian B.

Brian Barreto

Amen to that. I've seen it four times.

Aug 5 - 03:40 PM

Gordon Sr.

Gordon Sr.

Awesome! I LOVE The Dark Knight Rises!///// THE DARK KNIGHT deserves SIX OR SEVEN OSCAR NOMINATIONS including Best Actress ANNE HATHAWAY Best Screenplay JOHNATHAN NOLAN and Best Cinematography WALLY PFISTER and Best Production Design NATHAN CRAWLEY. If you want to see an example of a GOOD PRODUCTION see THE DARK KNIGHT RISES . . . truly an excellent film (in terms of production value) all the way around.

Aug 6 - 05:23 PM

Brian B.

Brian Barreto

I WISH that would happen. Not just because I love TDKR, but also because it would break down some barriers the Academy has put up against blockbusters. They are VERY biased when it comes to blockbusters, particularly those that are comic-book, fantasy, and science-fiction films. Also, I don't think we'll be saying any comic-book film series that will be vying for an Oscar anytime soon. The Dark Knight should've been nominated ror 'Best Picture' and Nolan should've been nominated for 'Best Director'. However, since the general consensus is that TDK is better than TDKR, I see even less nominations for TDKR come next February. Obviously, it will be nominated for every technical award and it might win a few of them, but I see no nominations (or wins) going to the film for 'Best Picture', Nolan for 'Best Director', Bale for 'Best Actor', Tom Hardy and Michael Caine for 'Best Supporting Actor', Anne Hathaway for 'Best Supporting Actree', and 'Best Adapted Screenplay' for the Nolan Bros. & David S. Goyer.

My TDKR Oscar predictions:
Nomination-Best Picture (one of the 8 to 10 nominees we'll probably see)
Nomination-Best Sound Editing
Nomination-Best Sound Mixing
Nomination-Best Art Direction
Nomination-Best Cinematography
Nomination-Best Costume Design
Nomination-Best Visual Effects

Seven nominations isn't that bad. I think they'll give it a 'Best Picture' nomination just to say "sorry" to both Warner Bros. and Nolan for not giving The Dark Knight and Inception the credit that duly deserved. I'm absolutely certain that Nolan won't get a nomination for either screenplay writing or directing because the Academy (and critics & audiences) haven't liked TDKR as much as TDK and Inception. So, like I said, there will be some nominations for TDKR. It's just that almost all of them will be for technical awards. TDKR will be the "Inception" or the "Hugo" of next year's Oscars and win a bunch of technical awards...unless The Hobbit and Django Unchained steals it's thunder. We'll see.

Aug 6 - 08:42 PM

Dave J

Dave J

SPOILER WARNINGS- I liked the film but the film left with more questions than answers such as 1)what's going to become of the Joseph Levitt character since Bruce left his secret hideout (Cave)only to him 2) After Gotham city found out about Bruce's identity and a shrine was built into his home, wouldn't the city want to know where he changes into his costume and where! 3) Wouldn't it be convenient if the Joseph Levitt character actually lived in the Bruce Wayne's manor since if he's going to continue to fight crime then that would mean he would either have to reside close or to live nearby to do it!

Aug 7 - 12:37 PM

Brian B.

Brian Barreto

Glad to see TDKR doing so well. I'm predicting a $1.1-1.2 billion worldwide gross when it's all said and done. That's an amazing number for a threequel, especially one that had to contend with a tragic massacre, the Olympics, and the suprising polarizing word-of-mouth for the film. As for 'Total Recall', it was enjoyable film, despite the overload of exposition and sci-fi cliches. Nothing compared to the original 'Total Recall'. I can't wait for The Bourne Legacy and The Campaign next week.

Aug 5 - 03:40 PM

King  S.

King Simba

Actually word of mouth has been pretty positive. It recieved a A from moviegoers on its opening weekend, while it's holds have been nearly identical to the holds of Hunger Games. True, it's not getting the word of mouth TDK got, but it's still no Watchmen or Prometheus. Now those are polarizing films.

Aug 6 - 01:08 AM

Brian B.

Brian Barreto

Yeah, lots of people have liked and enjoyed it, but it's still not universal acclaim like what TDK received. I think whatever initial disappointment people may have towards the film, if they have any disappointment to start with, will subside quickly when people see the trilogy back-to-back and see how well it closes out the trilogy. I'm pleased that the film has been holding so well, even with all the controversies and obstacles surrounding it. As for Watchmen or Prometheus, I'm still defending those films. I love Watchmen, especially since they dropped the fucking squid in the ending, and I thought Prometheus was great, even though it has LOTS of flaws.

Aug 6 - 06:00 AM

Matt Lane

Matt Lane

Total Recall was a shit sandwich

Aug 6 - 09:00 AM

Brian B.

Brian Barreto

Amen to that. I've seen it four times.

Aug 5 - 03:40 PM

Gordon Sr.

Gordon Sr.

Awesome! I LOVE The Dark Knight Rises!///// THE DARK KNIGHT deserves SIX OR SEVEN OSCAR NOMINATIONS including Best Actress ANNE HATHAWAY Best Screenplay JOHNATHAN NOLAN and Best Cinematography WALLY PFISTER and Best Production Design NATHAN CRAWLEY. If you want to see an example of a GOOD PRODUCTION see THE DARK KNIGHT RISES . . . truly an excellent film (in terms of production value) all the way around.

Aug 6 - 05:23 PM

Brian B.

Brian Barreto

I WISH that would happen. Not just because I love TDKR, but also because it would break down some barriers the Academy has put up against blockbusters. They are VERY biased when it comes to blockbusters, particularly those that are comic-book, fantasy, and science-fiction films. Also, I don't think we'll be saying any comic-book film series that will be vying for an Oscar anytime soon. The Dark Knight should've been nominated ror 'Best Picture' and Nolan should've been nominated for 'Best Director'. However, since the general consensus is that TDK is better than TDKR, I see even less nominations for TDKR come next February. Obviously, it will be nominated for every technical award and it might win a few of them, but I see no nominations (or wins) going to the film for 'Best Picture', Nolan for 'Best Director', Bale for 'Best Actor', Tom Hardy and Michael Caine for 'Best Supporting Actor', Anne Hathaway for 'Best Supporting Actree', and 'Best Adapted Screenplay' for the Nolan Bros. & David S. Goyer.

My TDKR Oscar predictions:
Nomination-Best Picture (one of the 8 to 10 nominees we'll probably see)
Nomination-Best Sound Editing
Nomination-Best Sound Mixing
Nomination-Best Art Direction
Nomination-Best Cinematography
Nomination-Best Costume Design
Nomination-Best Visual Effects

Seven nominations isn't that bad. I think they'll give it a 'Best Picture' nomination just to say "sorry" to both Warner Bros. and Nolan for not giving The Dark Knight and Inception the credit that duly deserved. I'm absolutely certain that Nolan won't get a nomination for either screenplay writing or directing because the Academy (and critics & audiences) haven't liked TDKR as much as TDK and Inception. So, like I said, there will be some nominations for TDKR. It's just that almost all of them will be for technical awards. TDKR will be the "Inception" or the "Hugo" of next year's Oscars and win a bunch of technical awards...unless The Hobbit and Django Unchained steals it's thunder. We'll see.

Aug 6 - 08:42 PM

Dave J

Dave J

SPOILER WARNINGS- I liked the film but the film left with more questions than answers such as 1)what's going to become of the Joseph Levitt character since Bruce left his secret hideout (Cave)only to him 2) After Gotham city found out about Bruce's identity and a shrine was built into his home, wouldn't the city want to know where he changes into his costume and where! 3) Wouldn't it be convenient if the Joseph Levitt character actually lived in the Bruce Wayne's manor since if he's going to continue to fight crime then that would mean he would either have to reside close or to live nearby to do it!

Aug 7 - 12:37 PM

K Lorn

K Lorn

I've always wondered why major studios have to spend millions on advertising movies like The Dark Knight Rises! What for? I really doubt it if those people living under a rock even know what a "movie" is! I hate those people! They need to go back to where they came from!

Aug 5 - 03:51 PM

Merlin235

Merlin Ambrosius

"What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul."

Aug 6 - 11:39 AM

manwithoutfear19

Daniel Raimondi

a simple wrong would have sufficed lol

Aug 6 - 12:07 PM

K Lorn

K Lorn

I've always wondered why major studios have to spend millions on advertising movies like The Dark Knight Rises! What for?
- Meaning, I think movies like the Dark Knight Rises will still make this much money even if they don't spend a cent on advertisements. Maybe they can use the extra money to make more Batman movies.

I really doubt it if those people living under a rock even know what a "movie" is! I hate those people! They need to go back to where they came from!
- Meaning, it's a joke, apparently a bad one.

It was a comment then. This is a response. Hope now it's not too incoherant, for you or for anyone.

Aug 10 - 01:46 PM

Frug

D 4

Rises is now playing in most major markets around the world, however Italy is still to open at the end of the month and China - which has a quota on foreign films - has not yet been set.

Will Rises actually get a Chinese release? TDK did not.

Aug 5 - 03:52 PM

King Crunk

King Crunk

I thought The Dark Knight did release in China, it just did not do well there? And I think Bale's run-ins with the Chinese government probably has something to do with TDKR not getting a release there, yet.

Aug 5 - 10:39 PM

General Wiz

Carlos Flores

A lot of people are forgetting that Wimpy Kid 3 will do better on weekdays then the first 2, so it's not doing that poorly. Next week could be a big weekend for movies, with the olympics being mostly over and some solid new releases. Hope Springs should appeal to the same crowd that made the Help a huge hit last year. Legacy will probably bring in less then the previous Bourne movies, but still be big. I haven't been impressed from what I've seen of the Campaign, but when the trailer played before Dark Knight Rises people seemed to enjoy it. I guess it will at least make more then the watch.

Aug 5 - 04:16 PM

Brian B.

Brian Barreto

Yeah, you're right. I see Wimpy Kid doing solid businees throughout the weekdays. The Bourne Legacy should get an opening of about $40-50 million, while The Campaign, if it's good, should get around $20 million. TDKR should fall to third with around $15-18 million next weekend.

Aug 5 - 04:22 PM

bigbrother

Bigbrother .

Hope Wimpy Kid DOESN'T do better. It's three movies about a kid who's basically an asshole and gets venerated for it.

Aug 5 - 06:02 PM

Matt Lane

Matt Lane

Bourne will do $35-$40 mil

Aug 6 - 09:02 AM

MisterVile

Mister Vile

That looks to be on the high end Brian. Legacy does not feature Damon in the lead role and it will surely disappoint on the front end.

Aug 7 - 11:01 AM

Brian B.

Brian Barreto

Yeah, you're right. I see Wimpy Kid doing solid businees throughout the weekdays. The Bourne Legacy should get an opening of about $40-50 million, while The Campaign, if it's good, should get around $20 million. TDKR should fall to third with around $15-18 million next weekend.

Aug 5 - 04:22 PM

bigbrother

Bigbrother .

Hope Wimpy Kid DOESN'T do better. It's three movies about a kid who's basically an asshole and gets venerated for it.

Aug 5 - 06:02 PM

Matt Lane

Matt Lane

Bourne will do $35-$40 mil

Aug 6 - 09:02 AM

MisterVile

Mister Vile

That looks to be on the high end Brian. Legacy does not feature Damon in the lead role and it will surely disappoint on the front end.

Aug 7 - 11:01 AM

Vincent Fissore

Vincent Fissore

Good thing TDKR is holding this week, because next week might be another story, and the week after that will start another battle for action movies (with "Bourne Legacy" and "Expendables 2" being released back-to-back) at the box-office.

Aug 5 - 04:22 PM

Isaac

Isaac H

Glad TDKR is continuing its reign, it deserves every penny!
A bit surprised Total Recall did so poorly, though it was pretty bad. If you've got a minute, check out my review of the film: http://isaacsfilmreviews.blogspot.com/2012/08/total-recall_3.html

Aug 5 - 04:44 PM

Christopher Kulik

Christopher Kulik

The Mars rover Curiosity, on a quest for signs the Red Planet once hosted ingredients for life, streaked into the home stretch of its eight-month voyage on Sunday nearing a make-or-break landing attempt that NASA calls one of its toughest feats of robotic exploration. (Reuters, August 5, 2012)

At least something made it to Mars this weekend.

Aug 5 - 04:45 PM

bigbrother

Bigbrother .

Hope Wimpy Kid DOESN'T do better. It's three movies about a kid who's basically an asshole and gets venerated for it.

Aug 5 - 06:02 PM

Billy B.

Billy Barnett

So I am guessing the new Total Recall sucks, not surprising...

Aug 5 - 06:11 PM

shadypotential

Chris Cox

- has not yet been set. Breaking the $1 billion global box office mark seems very possible, putting the Christopher Nolan trilogy on course to gross a combined $2.4 billion or more.

^ really? God damn

Aug 5 - 06:34 PM

manwithoutfear19

Daniel Raimondi

its either batman or spiderman at the theatres ice age and the rest sucked

Aug 5 - 09:00 PM

King Crunk

King Crunk

Glad Batman trumped the needless remake. I think the Bourne Legacy will win next weekend, and The Expendables 2 will dethrone it the week after.

Aug 5 - 10:37 PM

King Crunk

King Crunk

I thought The Dark Knight did release in China, it just did not do well there? And I think Bale's run-ins with the Chinese government probably has something to do with TDKR not getting a release there, yet.

Aug 5 - 10:39 PM

Doug Van Doren

Doug Van Doren

How many of these remakes have to fail in spectacular fashion like this before Hollywood stops making them?

Aug 5 - 11:05 PM

Corr

Alexander Sciury

I saw The Dark Knight Rises this past week, and absolutely loved it. I even liked it better than The Dark Knight. Bane was great, and I thought I wasn't going to like Catwoman, but I ended up thinking she was really awesome.
There were a couple parts in the movie that I was disappointed with, but after the outstanding second half of the movie ended I didn't care about them anymore.

Aug 5 - 11:56 PM

bigbrother

Bigbrother .

My only complaint was I wanted more Alfred, and didn't like that he just left, but with that many characters somebody has to step aside. Just thought throughout the series Bale and Caine were awesome together when on screen and never got to see enough of that.

Aug 6 - 01:11 AM

MisterVile

Mister Vile

Liking the Dark Knight Rises more than the Dark Knight is like enjoying Return of the Jedi more than Empire Strikes Back. Just plain wrong.

Aug 6 - 04:36 AM

Ferzan Uddin

Ferzan Uddin

Thanks Darth Vader, sorry to disappoint but I'm going to choose to disagree with you here. I found TDKR superior to TDK in many ways.

Aug 6 - 05:34 AM

69BUCK

JIM GRONEFELD

How can an opinion be "just plain wrong?" If I like green beans and you do not, does that make your "wrong?" I liked the TDKR more than TDK too. That's my opinion.

Aug 6 - 05:34 AM

Brian B.

Brian Barreto

People have different opinions. Lots of people were bound to be disappointed by TDKR for many reasons. I, for one, loved it more than TDK, even with the weaker structure and plot holes. Why is it wrong for me to like TDKR more than TDK? I have a few friends who think BB is the best film in Nolan's trilogy. I disagree with them, obviously, but they aren't wrong for liking one film than another.

Aug 6 - 05:41 AM

Merlin235

Merlin Ambrosius

I prefer TDKR to TDK, but I prefer Batman Begins to both of them.

Aug 6 - 12:16 PM

MisterVile

Mister Vile

What I personally deem "wrong" is that so many people are saying an inferior movie is better. Opinions are opinions and there will always be some idiot that loves Epic Movie.

Aug 7 - 10:59 AM

Dave J

Dave J

Actually, you may not agree when I say this but I thought all three of Nolan's films are all radically different with the only thing linking all three movies together is the story!

Aug 7 - 12:14 PM

Dave J

Dave J

I liked the chemistry between Wayne and Alfred too but I can understand the reason why Wayne had to get rid of him since he was getting older and to continue to have him around would be an endangerment to Wayne but to Alfred as well and will only be a burden to his cause. meaning that his presence would only be on the way just because of his attachment with Wayne himself when they're people suspect Wayne was Batman.

Aug 7 - 12:26 PM

King  S.

King Simba

Actually word of mouth has been pretty positive. It recieved a A from moviegoers on its opening weekend, while it's holds have been nearly identical to the holds of Hunger Games. True, it's not getting the word of mouth TDK got, but it's still no Watchmen or Prometheus. Now those are polarizing films.

Aug 6 - 01:08 AM

Brian B.

Brian Barreto

Yeah, lots of people have liked and enjoyed it, but it's still not universal acclaim like what TDK received. I think whatever initial disappointment people may have towards the film, if they have any disappointment to start with, will subside quickly when people see the trilogy back-to-back and see how well it closes out the trilogy. I'm pleased that the film has been holding so well, even with all the controversies and obstacles surrounding it. As for Watchmen or Prometheus, I'm still defending those films. I love Watchmen, especially since they dropped the fucking squid in the ending, and I thought Prometheus was great, even though it has LOTS of flaws.

Aug 6 - 06:00 AM

bigbrother

Bigbrother .

My only complaint was I wanted more Alfred, and didn't like that he just left, but with that many characters somebody has to step aside. Just thought throughout the series Bale and Caine were awesome together when on screen and never got to see enough of that.

Aug 6 - 01:11 AM

MisterVile

Mister Vile

Liking the Dark Knight Rises more than the Dark Knight is like enjoying Return of the Jedi more than Empire Strikes Back. Just plain wrong.

Aug 6 - 04:36 AM

Ferzan Uddin

Ferzan Uddin

Thanks Darth Vader, sorry to disappoint but I'm going to choose to disagree with you here. I found TDKR superior to TDK in many ways.

Aug 6 - 05:34 AM

69BUCK

JIM GRONEFELD

How can an opinion be "just plain wrong?" If I like green beans and you do not, does that make your "wrong?" I liked the TDKR more than TDK too. That's my opinion.

Aug 6 - 05:34 AM

Brian B.

Brian Barreto

People have different opinions. Lots of people were bound to be disappointed by TDKR for many reasons. I, for one, loved it more than TDK, even with the weaker structure and plot holes. Why is it wrong for me to like TDKR more than TDK? I have a few friends who think BB is the best film in Nolan's trilogy. I disagree with them, obviously, but they aren't wrong for liking one film than another.

Aug 6 - 05:41 AM

Merlin235

Merlin Ambrosius

I prefer TDKR to TDK, but I prefer Batman Begins to both of them.

Aug 6 - 12:16 PM

MisterVile

Mister Vile

What I personally deem "wrong" is that so many people are saying an inferior movie is better. Opinions are opinions and there will always be some idiot that loves Epic Movie.

Aug 7 - 10:59 AM

Dave J

Dave J

Actually, you may not agree when I say this but I thought all three of Nolan's films are all radically different with the only thing linking all three movies together is the story!

Aug 7 - 12:14 PM

Dave J

Dave J

I liked the chemistry between Wayne and Alfred too but I can understand the reason why Wayne had to get rid of him since he was getting older and to continue to have him around would be an endangerment to Wayne but to Alfred as well and will only be a burden to his cause. meaning that his presence would only be on the way just because of his attachment with Wayne himself when they're people suspect Wayne was Batman.

Aug 7 - 12:26 PM

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