Running Time for Dark Knight Rises Released, AMC Announces Dark Knight Marathon
Posted 06.04.12 by Chris
With next month's The Dark Knight Rises being Christopher Nolan's final Batman installment, fans are primed to relish every minute of the movie. Well, today comes news that there will be more Batman to relish. AMC Theaters announced TDKR has a running time of two hours and 45 minutes — that's 10 minutes longer than The Dark Knight and 25 minutes longer than Batman Begins.
And if that's not enough screen time for you, the theater chain announced it will host a Dark Knight marathon. Fans can watch the first two installments before The Dark Knight Rises premieres at midnight on July 20. Tickets don't yet seem to be available on AMC's website.
With The Avengers capturing the record for the biggest-opening weekend of all time ($207M), there is pressure on The Dark Knight Rises to recapture that title. (The Dark Knight was the previous record holder, with a $158M opening when it debuted in 2008.) It would seem that a nearly three-hour running time could make that feat nearly impossible. Along with a shorter running time (two-hours-and-22-minutes), The Avengers also had the advantage of higher 3-D ticket prices (Nolan has refused to join the 3-D bandwagon).
The movie stars Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Morgan Freeman, and Marion Cotillard. The Dark Knight Rises was written by Jonathan Nolan from a story conceived by his brother, director Christopher Nolan, and David S. Goyer.
Next Showing: The Dark Knight Rises
opens July 20