Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol Opens Huge With Help From The Dark Knight Rises


the dark knight risesYesterday saw Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol debut on just 425 screens and bring in a whopping $1.1 million, according to Deadline.

Of course the 6 minute prologue for The Dark Knight Rises attached to the 70mm IMAX premiere of MI most certainly helped out.

To compare numbers, the previous MI did $1.1 million of midnight business on over 2,000 screens.

Sherlock Holmes 2: A Game Of Shadows had a midnight opening as well, and brought in $1.25 million from 1,650 shows.

I’m sure the IMAX prologue for The Dark Knight Rises looks just a tad bit better than the one that was leaked on the net. The prologue will also get a regular Digital release in the Summer of 2012.

The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20th, 2012 and is directed by Christopher Nolan starring Christian Bale as Batman, Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, Michael Cain as Alfred, Juno Temple and Josh Pence as a young Ra’s al Ghul.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News The Dark Knight Rises Movie Hub for even more news, trailers and images.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows hits theaters December 16th, directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Jared Harris, Eddie Marsan, Stephen Fry and Gilles Lellouche.