The Dark Knight Rises! Box Office update, 160 million opening weekend!

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#1 Posted by Travo_basic (38751 posts) -

30 Million for the midnight premiere. The second highest premiere ever.

160 million dollar opening weekend.

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Hello, Batfans. After viewing the fourth incredible trailer for this movie, I figured it was time to create an information thread about The Dark Knight Rises. Let the countdown begin, with one month left. So let's talk about this soon to be epic movie. Are you excited? Feeling kinda meh about this? What do you think about the new characters? How will it compare to the previous movies? Let's remember to include spoilers in the spoiler tags, ANYTHING that may be considered spoilers. I plan to to have polls about the Bat movies, at least once a week, maybe more. This first post should be updated with tons of info about the movie every couple of days, so keep checking in. Let the countdown begin! One month to go!

**Quick reminder on how to use spoiler tags, and yes, you must use them. Type it like this: [spoiler*] cool message about The Dark Knight Rises [/spoiler*]. Take away the asteriks and there you go. Don't have the mods knocking on your door.**

Rotten Tomatoes Score 87%

Last time we saw Batman....

The official site.

Trailer 1

Trailer 2

Trailer 3

Trailer 4

Journey Trailer

TV Spot 1

TV Spot 2

TV Spot 3

TV Spot 4

TV Spot 5

TV Spot 6

TV Spot 7

TV Spot 8

TV Spot 9 I like how Catwoman walks.

TV Spot 10

The Dark Knight Rises IMAX TV Spot video

Huh?

Extra: Gotham passes new legislation!

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The original Dark Knight?

Nolan's producer, who is also his wife, says he will never make another Batman.

Behind the scenes photos (possible spoilers)

Would you shell out $150 for midnight premiere tickets?

The Bourne Legacy knows to get the hell out of the way.

The Catwoman suit is a 'Psychological terrorist'?

Best webcomic paradies.

TDKR is set for a massive opening, but may be just shy of The Avengers.

It could reach $200 milion on opening weekend..

This viral campaign is crazy

You can now save Gotham on your iPhone or Android!

Check out the history of the Batmobile.

AMC adds more screens due to demands.

The Dark Knight of the Amazing Spider

Bane and Catwoman were not the first choice for villains, The Riddler was.

Official running time revealed plus....major character spoiler

More info. on John Blake.

Amazing images of The Bat.

Micheal Caine insists that moststunts are real, not CGI. Sounds like the other two.

International trailer with some new stuff.

New thirteen minute featurette.

Could an Osar be in Christopher Nolan and The Dark Knight Rises' future?

Stream the complete soundtrack now!

How Bane's mask might work.

:} Check out the new Dark Knight theme

The newbies breathe new life into the series.

Could TDKR win an Oscar?

Batman made it to ComicCon

Meet the team behind The Dark Knight Rises.

How do the previous Batman films hold up?

What makes Batman tick?

The changing look of the Catwoman on the big and small screens.

Watch the red carpet premiere.

'Man of Steel' trailer to be attached to The Dark Knight Rises film.

Photos from the premiere.

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Special thanks to BluRayHiDef, dave123321, mitu123, Avian005 and TheShadowLord07 for providing pics and info.

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#2 Posted by Travo_basic (38751 posts) -

Reviews section

Variety

Hollywood Reporter (Warning: Supposedly contains a lot of spoilers)

Empire

Indiewire

Timeout

TotalFilm

Herald Sun

HitFix

Hollywood and Fine

Rolling Stone

Time

MSN

WashingtonTimes.

Entertanment Weekly

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#3 Posted by Travo_basic (38751 posts) -
Ugh, broken thread was broken. So here is the new and hopefully improved on. New poll is up.
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#4 Posted by DeadMan1290 (15528 posts) -

I was about to go into your first thread but was locked out.... Good to see a new thread.

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#5 Posted by Travo_basic (38751 posts) -
Sorry for all those lost posts, guys, but it was doing that weird thing again. I figureed it was best to kill that one. BTW, Tom Hardy won best Bane. :P
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#6 Posted by DeadMan1290 (15528 posts) -

I watched The Dark Knight last night and will watch Batman Begins today, can't wait for this one. Also, can't wait to see what Nolan does with Superman, but that's another thread.:P

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#7 Posted by Travo_basic (38751 posts) -
Regal Cinemas is doing a Batman marathon in my town (and I'm assuming in most other areas) They're playing Begins @ 6:30, TDK @ 9 then TDKR at midnight on the 19th. I figured I'll just watch the blu rays the week before.
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#8 Posted by Perfect_Blue (29245 posts) -

Huge Batman fan but I'm not too fond of Nolan's adaptations or his films in general...but I'm still hyped for this.

Hopefully it's the best one.

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#9 Posted by Travo_basic (38751 posts) -
[QUOTE="Aljosa23"]

Huge Batman fan but I'm not too fond of Nolan's adaptations or his films in general...but I'm still hyped for this.

Hopefully it's the best one.

I like my superheo movies to be more grounded in reality for some reason, that's why I'm a huge fan of Nolan's movies.
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#10 Posted by solidruss (24076 posts) -

I thought i traveled back in time, just a new thread :P

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#11 Posted by Skarwolf (2241 posts) -

If I was going to get my arse handed to me by a big guy on some kind of special drug which gave him unlimited strength and endurance I'd realistically just buy a gun and shoot him. It'd fall down like Indiana Jones where the crowd parts and this big guy with a sword starts doing his thing and Indiana Jones blows him away.

The Dark Knight Rises ends.

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#12 Posted by Travo_basic (38751 posts) -
I heard no choice. Someone broke the previous one. I blame dave. :P
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#13 Posted by DeadMan1290 (15528 posts) -

If I was going to get my arse handed to me by a big guy on some kind of special drug which gave him unlimited strength and endurance I'd realistically just buy a gun and shoot him. It'd fall down like Indiana Jones where the crowd parts and this big guy with a sword starts doing his thing and Indiana Jones blows him away.

The Dark Knight Rises ends.

Skarwolf
That would end the movie too quick....
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#14 Posted by Travo_basic (38751 posts) -
[QUOTE="Skarwolf"]

If I was going to get my arse handed to me by a big guy on some kind of special drug which gave him unlimited strength and endurance I'd realistically just buy a gun and shoot him. It'd fall down like Indiana Jones where the crowd parts and this big guy with a sword starts doing his thing and Indiana Jones blows him away.

The Dark Knight Rises ends.

Hmm, I wonder if the police try that? :P
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#15 Posted by Travo_basic (38751 posts) -
[QUOTE="DeadMan1290"][QUOTE="Skarwolf"]

If I was going to get my arse handed to me by a big guy on some kind of special drug which gave him unlimited strength and endurance I'd realistically just buy a gun and shoot him. It'd fall down like Indiana Jones where the crowd parts and this big guy with a sword starts doing his thing and Indiana Jones blows him away.

The Dark Knight Rises ends.

That would end the movie too quick....

Well, it's two hours and forty five minutes. We're good!
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#16 Posted by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

I voted for Christian Bale because he's the best choice out of the ones listed. However, I think that Christian Bale makes a good Batman, but not the best Bruce Wayne because I always picture Bruce Wayne as a man with more of a Nordic appearance (albeit with dark colored hair); Bale, nor any of the other actors have the look.

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#17 Posted by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

I'm TOO excited for this movie. I downloaded the third and fourth trailers onto my Zune and I keep watching them over and over. Every time I do, I get more and more pumped for it. It seems that it will be more epic in regard to scope and more emotional than the last two. Also, Tom Hardy's portrayal as Bane seems that it will be - at the very least - equal to Ledger's performance as the Joker.

[spoiler] In the fourth trailer, Bane is shown walking while holding a portion of Batman's broken mask. How do you think he broke Batman's mask like that? Seems like he must have seriously hurt Batman. [/spoiler]

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#18 Posted by Travo_basic (38751 posts) -

This has been bugging me. Who is this guy with Bruce?

[spoiler] Bruce-Wayne1.jpgAlfred? [/spoiler]

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#19 Posted by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

I just learned that James Newton Howard won't be returning to work on the score alongside Hans Zimmer. Damn.

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#20 Posted by Travo_basic (38751 posts) -

Yeah, I mentioned that in the pre...broken thread.

I wonder how much did he contribute anyway? Here are some samples.

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#21 Posted by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

This has been bugging me. Who is this guy with Bruce?

[spoiler] Bruce-Wayne1.jpgAlfred? [/spoiler]

Travo_basic

[spoiler]

  • According to the Wikipedia article for TDKR, Batman/ Bruce Wayne left Gotham for some time. Perhaps the man with him in this photo is some fellow-occuppier of the place he retreated to during that time.
  • I strongly believe that Bane will keep Batman/ Bruce Wayne imprisoned after seriously injuring him (recall the scene in the trailers in which Bruce is lying down and asks Bane "Why didn't you just kill me?")Perhaps this man is a fellow prisoner.

[/spoiler]

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#22 Posted by Serraph105 (31215 posts) -

[spoiler] There is very little talk of Talia these days [/spoiler]

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#23 Posted by Travo_basic (38751 posts) -

[spoiler] There is very little talk of Talia these days [/spoiler]

Serraph105
There's zero info on that person
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#24 Posted by Serraph105 (31215 posts) -
[QUOTE="Serraph105"]

[spoiler] There is very little talk of Talia these days [/spoiler]

Travo_basic
There's zero info on that person

true, but according to IMDB Joey King (whoever that is) will be playing her.
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#25 Posted by Mega-Mustaine (2130 posts) -

Voted Christian Bale, IMO he makes a better Bruce, even more so than he does Batman. Love his B-man, but I sometimes still find myself unable to get pass his voice.

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#26 Posted by Travo_basic (38751 posts) -
[QUOTE="BluRayHiDef"]

[QUOTE="Travo_basic"]

This has been bugging me. Who is this guy with Bruce?

[spoiler] Bruce-Wayne1.jpgAlfred? [/spoiler]

[spoiler]

  • According to the Wikipedia article for TDKR, Batman/ Bruce Wayne left Gotham for some time. Perhaps the man with him in this photo is some fellow-occuppier of the place he retreated to during that time.
  • I strongly believe that Bane will keep Batman/ Bruce Wayne imprisoned after seriously injuring him (recall the scene in the trailers in which Bruce is lying down and asks Bane "Why didn't you just kill me?")Perhaps this man is a fellow prisoner.

[/spoiler]

That's what I was thinking as well. [spoiler] Bane "breaks" him, transports him to his prison along with Gotham's elite. Then he has free reign of the city. [/spoiler] That's just my guess. I try not to think too much about the plot till I see it, but I can't help it.
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#27 Posted by Sedin44 (1171 posts) -

I went with Keaton. Val you blow, sorry man.

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#28 Posted by famicommander (8524 posts) -
Kevin Conroy is the true Batman. Christian Bale sounds like Cookie Monster and TDK is pretentious and self-congratulatory. Still better than most comic book movies but perhaps the most vastly overrated film ever made.
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#29 Posted by Serraph105 (31215 posts) -
Kevin Conroy is the true Batman. Christian Bale sounds like Cookie Monster and TDK is pretentious and self-congratulatory. Still better than most comic book movies but perhaps the most vastly overrated film ever made.famicommander
THK is awesome and not overrated one bit. I do love Kevin Conroy's Batman voice, but he could never play the Bat in live action.
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#30 Posted by Avian005 (4112 posts) -

Voted Christian Bale, IMO he makes a better Bruce, even more so than he does Batman. Love his B-man, but I sometimes still find myself unable to get pass his voice.

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The only line I never understood until I watched TDK with subtitles was: "You'll be in a padded cell forever!" To me, it sounded like he said: "You'll pay the price and chill forever!" Hopefully they found the middle ground in this movie.

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#31 Posted by leviathan91 (7763 posts) -

George Clooney's battats > Everything else.

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#32 Posted by Travo_basic (38751 posts) -

George Clooney's battats > Everything else.

leviathan91
George Clooney? He played himself in that movie, right? I wonder why Val Kilmer never returned?
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#33 Posted by juden41 (4447 posts) -
Does Anne Hathaway show her boobs in this? She's gotten naked in like every movie so far.
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#34 Posted by mitu123 (155055 posts) -

[QUOTE="leviathan91"]

George Clooney's battats > Everything else.

Travo_basic

George Clooney? He played himself in that movie, right? I wonder why Val Kilmer never returned?

Because he saw the script for Batman and Robin and said it sucks!

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#35 Posted by Travo_basic (38751 posts) -

[QUOTE="Travo_basic"][QUOTE="leviathan91"]

George Clooney's battats > Everything else.

mitu123

George Clooney? He played himself in that movie, right? I wonder why Val Kilmer never returned?

Because he saw the script for Batman and Robin and said it sucks!

Well, the other one wasn't that much better.
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#36 Posted by mitu123 (155055 posts) -

[QUOTE="mitu123"]

[QUOTE="Travo_basic"] George Clooney? He played himself in that movie, right? I wonder why Val Kilmer never returned?Travo_basic

Because he saw the script for Batman and Robin and said it sucks!

Well, the other one wasn't that much better.

Well, Batman Forever sucked, but isn't one of the worst movies of all time while Batman and Robin is one of the worst movies of all time/ever made.

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#37 Posted by Hallenbeck77 (15180 posts) -

[QUOTE="leviathan91"]

George Clooney's battats > Everything else.

Travo_basic

George Clooney? He played himself in that movie, right? I wonder why Val Kilmer never returned?

Alledgedly, he had a rep for being difficult to work with on the set. The studio let him go, and signed Clooney to take over. Here's an article that goes into some deatail.

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#38 Posted by z50macdaddy (498 posts) -

Keven Conroy hand down.

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#39 Posted by Travo_basic (38751 posts) -
Ah, yes, I remember that now.
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#40 Posted by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

Here are some nice images from the film. They're available on the film's official website.

(CLICK TO ENLARGE!)

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#41 Posted by Travo_basic (38751 posts) -
Thanks for the pics. I'm finally getting used to his second batsuit, I loved the first one so. Practical or not, it just looked so menacing.
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#42 Posted by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

Thanks for the pics. I'm finally getting used to his second batsuit, I loved the first one so. Practical or not, it just looked so menacing.Travo_basic

Yea, the neck on the first suit makes him look more brutish and intimidating. Also, the first suit is more in-line with the traditional batsuit because it has a cowl.

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#43 Posted by theone86 (20555 posts) -

Who voted for Cloontang? Come on, fess up.

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#44 Posted by Travo_basic (38751 posts) -
Possible spoiler [spoiler] . I'm beginning to think we have seen the final shot of the movie, just like TDK showed the final shot of Batman riding away in most previews. The shot of Batman on top of the bridge seems like a perfect way to end the series, a scene of optimism, with Gotham's protector watching over the city. [/spoiler]
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#45 Posted by dave123321 (35265 posts) -
[QUOTE="Travo_basic"]Possible spoiler [spoiler] . I'm beginning to think we have seen the final shot of the movie, just like TDK showed the final shot of Batman riding away in most previews. The shot of Batman on top of the bridge seems like a perfect way to end the series, a scene of optimism, with Gotham's protector watching over the city. [/spoiler]

Perhaps
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#46 Posted by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

Possible spoiler [spoiler] . I'm beginning to think we have seen the final shot of the movie, just like TDK showed the final shot of Batman riding away in most previews. The shot of Batman on top of the bridge seems like a perfect way to end the series, a scene of optimism, with Gotham's protector watching over the city. [/spoiler] Travo_basic

[spoiler] What shot? [/spoiler]

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#47 Posted by rben21232 (568 posts) -

Adam West voters be trollin!:lol:

It was hard for me to choose between Michael Keaton and Christian Bale. I went with Bale though, his Batman is more realistic and grittier than Keaton's IMO.

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#48 Posted by theone86 (20555 posts) -

Thanks for the pics. I'm finally getting used to his second batsuit, I loved the first one so. Practical or not, it just looked so menacing.Travo_basic

Only one thing I need to know, does it have nipples? I mean, how is Batman supposed to beat a villan as badass as Bane without nipples?

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#49 Posted by Travo_basic (38751 posts) -

[QUOTE="Travo_basic"]Possible spoiler [spoiler] . I'm beginning to think we have seen the final shot of the movie, just like TDK showed the final shot of Batman riding away in most previews. The shot of Batman on top of the bridge seems like a perfect way to end the series, a scene of optimism, with Gotham's protector watching over the city. [/spoiler] BluRayHiDef

[spoiler] What shot? [/spoiler]

Check trailer 3 and 4 again. You should see it.
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#50 Posted by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

This shot?