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DARK KNIGHT RISES CLOSES IN ON IMAX RECORD

September 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Dark Knight Rises has become only the second film (after Avatar) to cross the $100 million mark in ticket sales at IMAX theaters worldwide. IMAX announced Tuesday that as of Monday the film had taken in $65.1 million at 332 IMAX screens in North America and $37.3 million from 225 IMAX screens elsewhere. The […]

DARK KNIGHT RISES HOT OVERSEAS, TOO

July 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Dark Knight Risestook in an additional $88 million in a limited number of overseas markets. The final installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy had its strongest debut in the U.K., where it raked in $22.4 million, putting ahead of The Amazing Spider-Man’s opening ($17.2 million) but slightly behind The Avengers (released in the U.K. […]

DARK KNIGHT RISES BAIN VS BANE

July 18, 2012 by · 5 Comments 

Was it just coincidence that the villain in The Dark Knight Rises has the same name as Mitt Romney’s investment firm? The former may be spelled B-A-N-E and the latter, B-A-I-N, but they’re pronounced the same, leading conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh to ask his radio audience on Tuesday, “Do you think that it is accidental, […]

HOLY ’60S, BATMAN! WB TO LICENSE TV CHARACTERS

June 7, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

In the decade of The Dark Knight, the campy Batman television series of the 1960s seems oddly old-fashioned, but Warner Bros. presumably believes there’s still life in the old series yet. It announced a new licensing and merchandising program today (Thursday) built around the “Dynamic Duo” of Batman and Robin and their iconic enemies including […]

GOTHAM MOVING TO CALIFORNIA

September 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In the latest media-consolidation move, Time Warner announced Tuesday that its Warner Bros. Burbank headquarters will henceforth handle the development of feature films, television, digital media, video games and consumer products related to its DC Comics unit. However, it said, DC’s publishing headquarters, home to Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, the Green Lantern, and […]

NOLAN REMOVES JOKER FROM BATMAN’S DECK

July 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Showing his hand early, at least when it comes to casting the role of the Joker, director Christopher Nolan said Monday that the character will be eliminated in the next Batman movie, scheduled to premiere in July 2012. The character, who was portrayed on television by Cesar Romero and Mark Hamill, and in movies by […]

BATMAN WON’T COME FLYING AT YOU IN NEXT SEQUEL

April 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

When it comes to 3D and digital cinematography, Batman director Christopher Nolan and his cinematographer, Wally Pfister, are seemingly Luddites. In separate interviews, each has indicated that the next Batman movie will be shot on film in 2D. Nolan, in particular, has repeatedly suggested that 3D is merely a fad and that by the time […]