Originally Posted by metaphysician
Dark Knight Rises doesn't have the free publicity of a dead teen hearthrob actor. Sorry, I don't see TDKR beating TDK's records.
I'm not expecting a billion but you'd be fooling yourself if you said TDKR isn't going to break a few of TDK records.
No celebrity died this time around but what people seem to be forgetting is that it doesn't matter. This is the sequel to TDK (the most successful CBM of all time) being helmed by Christopher Nolan.
That alone will guarantee a box-office monster.