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3D ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Leads 2D ‘Dark Knight Rises’ On Day 2 In China

By | Wednesday August 29, 2012 @ 11:35am PDT

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WEDNESDAY UPDATE: The Amazing Spider-Man (Columbia/Sony Pictures) pulled in $5.3M on its second day in China, bringing its two-day cume to $10.6M. That bested The Dark Knight Rises (Legendary/Warner Bros Pictures), which pulled in $4.6M on its second day, with a cume of $535.2M. So far, TDKR has brought in $958.2M worldwide. The second-day figures show TDKR continues to surge past both Inception (up 135%) and Harry Potter (up 92%) in a 2D China opening.

TUESDAY: China Box OfficeChina Box OfficeThe Amazing Spider-Man (Columbia/Sony Pictures) passed the $700M mark worldwide Monday. Sony today reported that Chinese movie-goers went to theaters in huge numbers as the Spidey pic opened with a big $5.46M at approx 2,515 locations Monday. The 3D pic bested the 2D The Dark Knight Rises opening simultaneously Monday in China. The Legendary/Warner Bros Picture opened with an estimated $4.45M from 2,400 sites in China. This is Warner Bros. highest 2D opening there, outgrossing any 2D Harry Potter as well as 2D Inception.

IMAX is estimating a combined gross of $1M for opening day of Dark Knight Rises (Legendary/Warner Bros Pictures) and The Amazing Spider-Man (Columbia/Sony) in China. This ranks among other top IMAX openers in the region such as The Avengers and Mission Impossible 4. The estimate also is notable because DKR and Spider-Man both opened on a Monday.

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Warner Bros Civil War? Its Rotten Tomatoes Suspends Comments On Its ‘Dark Knight Rises’ After Movie Reviewers Threatened

Warner Bros owns Rotten Tomatoes (through the social movie site Flixster.com). Warner Bros also owns The Dark Knight Rises (with co-financier Legendary Pictures). Now the studio finds itself with the weird and rare dilemma of protecting movie reviewers who hated the movie from furious Rotten Tomatoes readers. AP reports tonight that RottenTomatoes.com for the first time ever suspended user comments today on movie reviews of the final installment of Christopher Nolan’s  Batman trilogy hitting theaters Friday. Why? Because the comments savaged and threatened those critics who wrote negative reviews, including Marshall Fine of Hollywood & Fine, Christy Lemire of The Associated Press, and Nick Pinkerton of the Village Voice. However the movie overall has an 84% positive rating on RottenTomatoes.com. Matt Atchity, the site’s editor-in-chief, told the AP: ”It just got to be too much hate.” There’s no doubt that RottenTomatoes.com is a controversial site – and even more so now. Atchity also told The AP he is worried about a similar backlash when director Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is released later this year. “We may do away with comments completely or get to a place where comments are only activated after a movie opens.”

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