According to Deadline reporter and Bret Easton Ellis's number one fan, Nikki Finke, The Dark Knight Rises, which doesn't come out until Friday, has already sold $25 million in presale tickets alone, accounting for 80-85% of all online ticket purchases on Tuesday. At its current pace, the film has a slight chance to break The Avengers' opening weekend record of $207.4 million.
Scalpers are also selling tickets to IMAX screenings at New York's AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 for $65 - $100. But, as Finke points out, the coolest part is this:
"All the major circuits have asked for more frequent pickups from their Brink's Truck drivers to deposit the record amount of cash they are anticipating," a Warner Bros exec told me today.
Sounds like the beginning of a movie plot, no? Anyway, Batman dies at the end, and the movie is actually terrible. Sorry.
(Just kidding, I have no idea. Please don't write any death threats.)
[photo via AP]