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The Dark Knight Trilogy
The Dark Knight Trilogy is a set of three Christopher Nolan Batman movies. It includes Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), and the last movie The Dark Knight Rises (2012). Only Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, and Cillian Murphy appeared in all three movies.
All cast and crew members worked on all three movies, except for music composer James Newton Howard who did not work on The Dark Knight Rises. Composer Hans Zimmer composed the soundtracks for all three movies. Katie Holmes played Rachel Dawes in Batman Begins, but was replaced by Maggie Gyllenhaal in The Dark Knight. Liam Neeson appeared as Ra's al Ghul in Batman Begins and in The Dark Knight Rises.
All the three movies became a success. Only The Dark Knight reached number 1 in the box-office. The Dark Knight Rises is now in number 2 in the 2012 box-office worldwide. Batman Begins was at number 9. Batman Begins earned $372,710,015 worldwide. The Dark Knight earned $1,003,045,358, making it the number one movie of 2008. The Dark Knight Rises earned $1,081,041,287, passing The Dark Knight.
In both Batman Begins and in The Dark Knight, Gotham City was based in Chicago, Illinois. In The Dark Knight Rises, Gotham City was based on Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, New York City, New York, and Los Angeles, California.
References[edit | edit source]
- Michael Flemming (January 27, 2003). "Batman captures director Nolan". Variety. Archived from the original on October 19, 2008. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117879566. Retrieved October 17, 2008.
- Bowles, Scott (December 7, 2008). "For now, Nolan and Batman will rest in 'Dark' glory". USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2008-12-07-dark-knight-nolan_N.htm?csp=34.. WebCitation archive.
- "All Time Worldwide Box Office Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on May 30, 2010. http://boxofficemojo.com/alltime/world/. Retrieved May 31, 2010.
Other websites[edit | edit source]
- Batman franchise overview at Box Office Mojo
- The Dark Knight Rises at IMDb
- Behind Batman: Public Domain Analysis of the Film Franchise
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