Contrary to earlier rumors it appears as if fans of director Christopher Nolan’s Batman series won’t get an extended edition of The Dark Knight Rises on Blu-ray. Instead, they’ll have to be satisfied with the version they saw in theaters.
Rumors suggest The Dark Knight Rises director’s cut and Blu-ray will include Bane origin scene and more footage of Liam Neeson as Ra’s al Ghul.
The holiday weekend gave Marvel’s The Avengers and Warner Bros.’ The Dark Knight Rises the chance to surpass $1.5 billion and $1 billion worldwide, respectively.
After one week at the top, The Bourne Legacy falls to the second spot as Lionsgate’s The Expendables 2 wins the North American box office with a $28.75 million opening weekend.
The Dark Knight Rises co-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt discusses the possibility of returning for another Batman movie. “I always choose scripts the same way,” he says. “If it’s a great script and a great filmmaker, then I’m interested.”
Industry analysts expect Universal Pictures’ The Bourne Legacy to topple The Dark Knight Rises from atop its box-office perch with a $25 million opening weekend.
With a global haul of $732 million, The Dark Knight Rises slipped past Ice Age: Continental Drift on Sunday to become the second-highest grossing film of the year, behind Marvel’s The Avengers.
The Dark Knight Rises grossed another $36.4 million in its third weekend, easily beating new release Total Recall, which opened in North American theaters to just $26 million.
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New releases The Watch and Step Up: Revolution failed to beat out The Dark Knight Rises, which raked in another $64 million at the North American box office, bringing its total to date to more than $537 million.