Christopher Nolan has made money hand over butt for Warner Bros thanks to his vision for his Batman trilogy, but has his Batman movies made the most money it terms of bang for Warner’s buck? That’s a question that blogger and professional movie geek Brian Collins explored recently.
Of course we realize that adjusting for inflation, the real box office champ of all time isn’t Avatar, but Gone With the Wind. In 2012 dollars, the romantic epic has made $1.620 billion at the domestic box office, while Avatar, by comparison, is in 14th place overall with its $779 million haul adjusted for inflation. The Dark Knight, the most profitable Batman movie of all time, currently sits at #29, while the latest film The Dark Knight Rises, sits at #92 with its $412 million take so far. Tim Burton’s 1989 hit Batman, currently sits somewhere in between at #50, which, adjusted for inflation, made $504.8 million. But there is another factor to take into account: the price of a ticket.
Using Box Office Mojo, Collins calculated that Batman sold something to the effect of 62,954,600 tickets at an average ticket price of $3.97 (those were the days). The Dark Knight Rises, by comparison, has so far sold 50,635,700 tickets at an average price of $8.02. So while Rises has made almost twice the money that Batman has, Burton’s Caped Crusader sold 12 million more tickets. On a similar note, Rises predecessor The Dark Knight sold 74 million tickets; by comparison The Avengers, which sold nearly $100 million more in ticket sales, only sold about 2 million more seats than The Dark Knight.
So there you have it Bastards. Yet another lesson in how numbers lie. Unintentionally, of course.
Tickets for the midnight screening of The Avengers are already on sale, with some theatres selling out, but only if you live in these select cities. If you don’t live anywhere near those towns you can wait until March 16th when tickets go on sale just about everyone where else. In anticipation they’ve released this map marking where tickets are already on sale. Y’know, just to stab you in heart with the fact you live no where near any of those Avenger logo targets and twist it. Marvel marketing, you cruel bastards.
They’ve also released new posters (see below), which are the same as the old posters, but photo-shopped just enough we’ll get excited and want one anyway. And that’s good news because these are poster you’ll be getting if you purchase the Ultimate Marvel Movie tickets. For all the info on the marathon as well as when you can purchase tickets check out their Facebook page.
If you live in San Francisco, Los Angeles or New York City, that is. Hope I didn’t get you really excited for no reason. I’d feel like a right bastard if I did.
Fandango has begun quietly selling tickets for the midnight release of The Dark Knight Rises: The IMAX Experience. All very hush, hush. Christopher Nolan‘s finale to the Batman trilogy won’t release until July 20th of this year making these tickets available over 27 weeks in advance! At least you don’t need to be lined up ’round the building just to snag one. Again, y’know, only if you live in one of those three cities. Sorry about that early, I’m just as put out as the rest of you. I don’t live in a city currently selling tickets and it sucks. Maybe that’s why I played such a mean joke?
The Film Stage is reporting the tickets have been on sale in theatre since the prologue premiered in front of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Here are two ticket purchased back in December,
They’re also reporting they’ve been sold out for weeks.
These tickets seem legit. ‘Course, how many times has someone spoken those words before everything’s revealed to be a giant hoax. Then again, why would Fandango not have pulled their online ticketing? Someone living in one the aforementioned cities buy a ticket and let us know what happens, kay?