The Dark Knight Rises has broken presale records at London’s BFI IMAX. The Hollywood Reporter writes:
Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises has booked an eye-popping £1 million ($1.5 million) in advance booking at BFI Imax, breaking all previous sales records for the venue.
The venue, operated from Wednesday July 17 by Europe’s largest exhibitor Odeon, for the British Film Institute, said there have been over 60,000 tickets bought and 43 shows sold out so far for the Warner Bros. release this week.
The venue said 62,300 tickets have flown off the shelves for the film, grossing £1 million ($1.5 million) two days ahead of the film’s opening July 20, since tickets went on sale five weeks ago.
Both the advance box office gross and the number of tickets sold have beaten the cinema’s previous best-ever advance sales posted by Avatar in December 2009 (£607,000 sales for 47,000 tickets).
UPDATE: More on The Dark Knight Rises record-breaking sales:
The Telegraph: The Dark Knight Rises breaks pre-sales records at BFI IMAX
The Huffington Post: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ IMAX Tickets Nearly All Sold Out For Midnight Showings
Entertainmentwise: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Smashes IMAX Records, Already Taking £1m