The Dark Knight Rises‘ sole competitor this past weekend was Len Wiseman’s Total Recall reboot, a poorly reviewed effort that grossed a highly disappointing $25.57m at 3,601 venues. Starring Colin Farrell, who has been featured in a series of box-office flops of late, Wiseman’s wife Kate Beckinsale, and Jessica Biel, the sci-fier / actioner opened at no. 2.
Back to The Dark Knight Rises: thanks to $67m earned in overseas, TDKR passed the $700m milestone at the worldwide box office this past weekend. TDKR‘s current estimated global cume is $732.33m. Although Nolan’s “Batman Rises” movie will in all likelihood fail to match its predecessor’s gross at the domestic box office, it will almost certainly surpass “Batman 2” internationally. The Dark Knight Rises‘ current international take is an estimated $378.4m; The Dark Knight cumed at $468.57m.
Another TDKR vs. TDK comparison: on Day 17, The Dark Knight had earned $393.75m at the US/Canada box office, while The Dark Knight Rises‘ cume during that same period is $353.93m. That’s a near $40m gap — without taking inflation or costlier IMAX screenings — a TDKR advantage — into account.