The Dark Knight Rises Passes the $500 Million Mark Worldwide

ComingSoon.net has posted the weekend box office estimates which show that The Dark Knight Rises has surpassed the $500 million mark worldwide. Here are a few excerpts, including an update on Spidey:

Although Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises took a pretty heavy drop in its second Friday, partially due to the Olympics, it picked up business on Saturday to gross an estimated $64.1 million in its second weekend, down 60% from last weekend with a running total of $289 million in just ten days. By comparison, Nolan’s previous Batman movie The Dark Knight made $75.2 million in its second weekend, down 53%, and had grossed $313 million by its tenth day. Internationally, The Dark Knight Rises has reached $248.2 million for a worldwide total of $537.3 million.

The Amazing Spider-Man (Sony), which dropped to sixth place with $6.8 million, having grossed $242 million domestically since opening earlier this month. Overseas, the film has earned $412 million for a worldwide total of $654 million.

You can read more of the box office estimates by clicking here.