While steeped in tragedy, "The Dark Knight Rises" continued to bring in big bucks at the box office this weekend.Out of respect for the victims of the Aurora shooting, Warner Bros. -- as well as other studios -- would not release their debut numbers this weekend.
(This past Friday, 24-year-old James Holmes shot 12 people during a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colorado.)However, various media outlets have reported that Christopher Nolan's finale brought in $160 million to $162 million.
That sum would make "TDKR" the highest 2-D opening ever, besting its brethren "The Dark Knight," which earned $158.4 million its first weekend.
The flick comes in third overall, behind this year's gangbusters "The Avengers" ($207.4 million) and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2" ($169.2 million).The Batman flick benefited from its overseas release, as well.
Reportedly, the flick earned $70 million from various countries all over the world.
This weekend's official numbers will be released later today.
Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, and Nolan all released personal statements expressing their sympathies over the tragedy, which took the lives of 12 people.
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