July 25, 2012

SHOWBUZZDAILY BOXOFFICE: Tuesday “Dark Knight” Update

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Written by: Mitch Salem
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On Tuesday, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES added $17.8M to its Wayne Manor-sized vault, giving it a total of $198M in 5 days of release. It was the only movie in the Top 10 to decline yesterday, but that’s typical for the previous weekend’s big opening. It has the #5 5-day total of all time, substantially behind The Avengers’ $244M, but within $6M of #2-4.

The promising news for Warners was that Rises was down only 8% from Monday, so while its Tuesday-vs-Tuesday number was below The Dark Knight‘s $20.9M first Tuesday, and its $198M total is below Dark Knight‘s 5-day total of $203.8M, the new film has a slower rate of decline–Dark Knight was down 15% on its parallel day.  That suggests Rises could be in a position to recoup its lost ground over the next week.  (It also suggests that barring more bad news, the aftereffects of the Colorado shootings may have passed.)  The mark for today would be Dark Knight‘s 12% drop on its first Wednesday.

About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."