Despite the opening night shooting that threw things in flux, The Dark Knight Rises has made over $800 million worldwide in ticket sales. Last week, it became the second biggest movie of 2012 after passing the $716 million worldwide total of Ice Age: Continental Drift.
Once this weekend’s totals are factored in, the film has grossed $835 million, with $390 million of that coming from the U.S. When asked last week whether the film’s numbers had been affected by the Colorado shootings, Warner Bros. executive Jeff Goldstein said: “There’s no doubt about it.” However, he also predicted that The Dark Knight Rises would outperform its predecessor worldwide and ultimately gross “way over $1 billion.”
The way things are going, it looks like he’s probably going to be right.