One veteran box office observer believes Dark Knight Rises could debut in the $185 million to $195 million range.”[THR]
There are box office records and then there are box office records.
The Dark Knight Rises is on track for the biggest non-3D opening of all time, with insiders expecting it to take in nearly $200 million over the weekend, something that would be unheard of for a 2D movie. The Avengers posted the biggest opening of all time earlier this summer when it debuted to $207 million, though much of its sales came from 3D tickets. The Dark Knight Rises will not be screened in 3D – at least for now.