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'Dark Knight Rises' Crosses $100M in IMAX Ticket Sales

Christopher Nolan's epic conclusion to the "Batman" saga continues to attract moviegoers to IMAX theatres across the globe.

LOS ANGELES -- IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros. Pictures announced that The Dark Knight Rises has passed the $100 million global box office mark in 557 IMAX theatres worldwide after its seventh week of release. As of September 3, 2012, the film reached a total of $65.1 million from 332 IMAX screens domestically and $37.3 million from 225 IMAX screens internationally. These figures include box office receipts from China, which began playing the film on August 27 in 75 IMAX theatres. The Dark Knight Rises represents the second IMAX DMR film to cross this milestone, after Avatar.

The Dark Knight Rises: The IMAX Experience is still playing in IMAX theatres worldwide.

While making the 2008 blockbuster The Dark Knight, Christopher Nolan was the first filmmaker to use IMAX cameras in a major motion picture release. Nolan employed the extremely high-resolution cameras even more extensively on The Dark Knight Rises: The IMAX Experience — including the film's prologue — incorporating a record of more than an hour of footage filmed with IMAX cameras. These specific sequences, which expand to fill the entire screen exclusively in IMAX, deliver unprecedented crispness and clarity and a truly immersive experience for moviegoers.

Sequences filmed in 35mm have been digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

Source: IMAX Corporation

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Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.