In its sixth weekend of release, The Dark Knight Rises continues to perform strongly at the box office, especially internationally. While The Dark Knight Rises finished in fifth place at the U.S. box office, the film finished in second place in the international market.
At the U.S. box office, The Dark Knight Rises take of $7.15 million was actually pretty strong in comparison to other more recently released films. While The Expendables 2 won the U.S. weekend box office race, it only took in $13.5 million.
All of the new releases at the movie theaters for this weekend performed poorly. Among the new releases, Premium Rush finished the highest with a seventh place ranking and only $6.3 million at the box office. When Joseph Gordon-Levitt did interviews this past week to promote Premium Rush, it was probably a bad sign for the film that most people seemed more interested in asking him about the possibility of a Dark Knight Rises sequel.
At the international box office, The Dark Knight Rises took in $15.3 million, which was only slightly behind box office leader The Expendables 2 at $18.5 million. The still strong international box office helped raise The Dark Knight Rises to $941.2 million at the worldwide box office. The total worldwide weekend take for The Dark Knight Rises of $22.5 million helped push The Dark Knight Rises into the all time top 20 at the worldwide box office. The Dark Knight Rises now sits at number 17 on the all time worldwide box office list.