In just 10 days, Christopher Nolan’s third Batman film has set a new record by taking in a staggering £30 million at the UK box office.


This outstanding result has made The Dark Knight Rises the UK’s fastest-grossing film of the year and it’s predicted to surpass £643m ($1 billion) at the global box office.

Deadline reported that the superhero movie – starring Christian Bale, Tom Hardy and Anne Hathaway – has already claimed £343 million worldwide.

Despite the takings being lower than expected, the film took in more than $100m at the US and Canadian box office during its first weekend. This made The Dark Knight Rises the highest earning non-3D film for an opening weekend.

In addition, the Batman film has already been voted into 13th place on the Internet Movie Database’s top 250 films of all time.

The much anticipated blockbuster topped the Avengers Assemble record; the superhero film took twelve days longer to cross the £30 million mark and its current UK box office total now stands at £51.8 million.

The Dark Knight Rises has smashed previous Batman film records by far – it took The Dark Knight 15 days to earn £30 million at the UK box office. The 2008 epic action film went onto gross more than £640 million worldwide, which pushed it up to 12th place in the highest-grossing films of all-time.

The latest Batman instalment -which is currently rated 87% on Rotten Tomatoes – cost Warner Brothers £161m to make.

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