BOX OFFICE: The Dark Knight rises above new Hindi releases

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The Dark Knight Rises
Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ has overshadowed all new Hindi releases at the box office this week.

MUMBAI: Batman has officially taken over. Shadowing all new Hindi releases, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ has taken an excellent opening at the box-office on its first day.

The opening collections of Christopher Nolan’s latest in the Batman Series,  starring Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway among an ensemble cast,  are in the range of Rs 56 million (Rs 5.60 crore) net.

This puts the film miles ahead of new Bollywood releases this week – ‘Challo Driver’, ‘Gattu’ and ‘Mere Dost Picture Abhi Baki Hai’ saw an extremely poor response. This is also owing to the fact that previous big releases ‘Cocktail’ and ‘Bol Bachchan’ still reigned over the multiplexes and these films hardly got any theatres to be screened at.