Director Christopher Nolan's latest Hollywood movie The Dark Knight Rises (TDKR), which hit the screens in India on July 20, has opened to a wonderful response at the Box Office in the country. It has raked in Rs 18.70 crores nett at the collection centres in the first weekend. But the action thriller has failed to beat the record of The Amazing Spider Man (TASM) in the country.
The Dark Knight Rises, which was one of the most-awaited Hollywood movies of 2012 in India, got an overwhelming response at the Indian Box Office, thereby sidelining the new Indian releases like Gattu, Mere Dost Picture Abhi Baki Hai (MDPABH) and Challo Driver. It also affected the business of big openers like Cocktail and Bol Bachchan.
According to Indian trade experts, the Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway starrer English movie registered 90% to 100% occupancy at the multiplexes in the major cities across the country. The Dark Knight Rises raked in Rs 5.10 crores nett at the Box Office on the first day. Its business grew up by 20% on the following days. It collected Rs 6.20 crores nett on Saturday and Rs 7.50 crores nett on Sunday.
The Dark Knight Rises is the last movie of the The Dark Knight series, which is one of the most-popular series in the country. Before its release, Indian trade analyst had felt that it would break the first weekend collection record of The Amazing Spider Man. But with its collection reaching Rs 18.70 crores, the movie has failed to surpass Spider Man, which had raked in Rs 29.10 crores nett.
The Amazing Spider Man had also received an earth-shattering response at the Box Office in the country. It had raked in Rs 8.50 crores nett on the first day of its release in the country. Its collection had improved on the following days, with the film grossing Rs 9.60 crores nett on Saturday and Rs 11 crores nett on Sunday. The Dark Knight Rises has left far behind The Amazing Spider Man.