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“Dark Knight Rises” Earns $161-Million in Wake of Tragedy

“The Dark Knight Rises” earned $160.9 million this weekend following a mass shooting that left 12 dead and 58 wounded at a midnight screening of the Batman sequel in Colorado.

Warner Bros. Pictures/DC Comics

Warner said Monday the final installment of director Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy earned $160,887,295.

The opening makes “Dark Rises” the biggest 2-D opening ever ahead of 2008 predecessor, “The Dark .” It also gives the film the third-highest opening ever after the 3-D films “The Avengers” with $207.4 and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2″ with $169.2 .

Sony, Fox, Disney, Paramount, Universal and Lionsgate joined “Dark Knight Rises” distributor Warner publicly withholding usual reports this out of respect for the victims and families.

 

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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