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'The Dark Knight Rises' makes an estimated $162 million at the box office

The Dark Knight Rises took in an estimated $162 million over the weekend, reports The New York Times, giving it a slightly better opening than its predecessor, but still less than either The Avengers or the final Harry Potter film. While that number was below some projections of $190 million, it indicates that moviegoers weren’t strongly dissuaded from attending screenings in the wake of the Colorado shooting. (Though pre-sale tickets are certainly a factor as well.)

1. The Dark Knight Rises $162 million
2. Ice Age: Continental Drift $21 million
3. The Amazing Spider-Man $11 million
4. Ted $10 million
5. Brave $6 million

Official box office estimates are still forthcoming on Monday as the major studios declined to disclose figures over the weekend in deference to the victims of the shooting.

Originally posted July 22 2012 — 6:56 PM EDT

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