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'Dark Knight Rises'

Set to Rake in $160 MILLION

7/22/2012 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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"Dark Knight Rises" is on track to pull in north of $160 million for the 3-day opening, despite the tragedy surrounding the flick ... this according to reports.

The major Hollywood studios aren't reporting official box office numbers yet out of respect for those affected by the massacre in Aurora on Friday ... but The Hollywood Reporter is estimating the film will take in a solid $160 million.

Prior to Friday's theater shooting, the film was estimated to pull in around $170 million, according to THR.

Despite the lower number, it will still make Christopher Nolan's third "Batman" installment the highest grossing 2D release of all time ... and will beat the opening of last year's "Dark Knight", which capped out at a $158.4 million in its first weekend.

"The Avengers" still takes the crown for best opening ever ... raking in $207.4 million.

Official numbers will be posted Monday AM.

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Arcee    

"The Dark Knight" was released in 2008, not last year.

738 days ago
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oink    

Blood Money

738 days ago
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pam    

Blood money is true, when has TMZ devoted a paragraph to money made by a movie?????

738 days ago
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Tee    

Too bad they didn't do 3D.....would have made a lot more.

738 days ago
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dan    

The Avengers is number 1 only because it was in 3D. If The Dark night rises had been in 3D it would no doubt be #1

738 days ago
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Rocco    

The Hollywood Reporter should have said, Out of disrespect for the victims, we're going to tell you anyway, because we just don't give a damn.

#lowlifeleakers

738 days ago
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Crimson Fart    

Avengers was in in 3d and TDKR is almost 3 hours so 2d and more screening time,how can any movie compete with The Avengers like that? What Avengers when came out?Like 3 months ago and i forgot about that movies,nobody would say that about any Batman movie of Christopher Nolan`s trilogy. I`m glad he didn`t do the 3d bs.

738 days ago
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Stiletto    

I wonder if they'll see fit to offer one million to each of the families who lost a loved one?

738 days ago
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Rob Zombie is King    

After the massacre, I had no desire to see the movie. Also, my friends who did see it, said it was at very best just "good" or "decent"... so I'll save my time and money.

738 days ago
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kevin sylvain    

"The Dark Knight" was released in 2008 not "last year"

738 days ago
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HRH Prince Michael    

Shameless Blood Money: A mere microcosm, of the greedy, cold-hearted and Godless monster, that is, -terminally corrupt- "Corporate America".


20TWELVE:
Daniel Twelve;1 is HERE,
Proverbs Twelve;7 is NOW,
Zechariah Twelve;8 is NOW,
St. Mark Twelve;36 is NOW,
Psalm2;012 is NOW:
The Most Blessed Christ King Yeshua reigns!
ALL, for The Glory of The True and Living Yahweh!

738 days ago
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oink    

Yes Blood Money, wish a curse to every movie star , every person involved , the Director and Studeo. You all CURSED,,,,blood on your Hands....

Too Much Violence in Movies. !!!

738 days ago
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HRH Prince Michael    

@Travcm: "I think you and the killer are on the same ground"

Your senseless and deplorable comment, actually provides confirmation: ALL the "Hate"-votes, are from "Dark Night"/TimeWarner associates.

Figures, greedy bastards.
ALL, in -near- due time!

20TWELVE:
Daniel Twelve;1 is HERE,
Proverbs Twelve;7 is NOW,
Zechariah Twelve;8 is NOW,
St. Mark Twelve;36 is NOW,
Psalm2;012 is NOW:
The Most Blessed Christ King Yeshua reigns!
ALL, for The Greater Glory of The True and Living YAHWEH!

738 days ago
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gimmeshelter    

For the first time ever, WB and all major film studios have foregone reporting weekend box office numbers. But, leave it to Harvey and TMZ to bypass all modi*** of decency and post this piece, only 3 days after the country's largest massacre.

738 days ago
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parlayer    

they didn't make it! somebody else did so blame them. ask obozo

738 days ago
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