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Looking at the Weekend: Jul. 20-22, 2012

There's no question that The Dark Knight Rises will be pushing for a record-breaking opening weekend. The second film in the franchise did that, opening with $158 million. Since then, two films have surpassed it with the final Harry Potter film triumphing in 2011 with $169 million and then just this year The Avengers took over with an astounding $207 million. That lead may well be impassable. Avengers had the added benefit of 3D ticket prices to inflate its numbers. The final Christopher Nolan film does not, though it does have the help of IMAX ticket prices. Can The Dark Knight Rises take the top spot again. I doubt it, but anything short of The Dark Knight's $158 would be considered a disappointment.

Consensus

Below is a list of what we have come to a general consensus on. The number in parens represents the percentage of our contributors who agree with the statement.

The Dark Knight Rises: It's the event of the Summer.
The Well-Digger's Daughter: Even small, foreign filmmakers remake older films and novels.


WIDE RELEASES

DarkKnightRises

See the original
CinemaSight
Trailer & Poster
Preview
Will I See?
Will I See?
Recommendation?
Recommendation?
Oscar Chances
Oscar Chances
Thoughts

I already have my tickets. After the excellent first two chapters, it would be a crime not to finish it out.

Thoughts

An event film and a major Oscar contender, but for what? Time will tell.

LIMITED RELEASES

The Well-Digger's Daughter

See the original
CinemaSight
Trailer & Poster
Preview
Will I See?
Will I See?
Recommendation?
Recommendation?
Oscar Chances
Oscar Chances
Thoughts

Having not seen an Auteuil film to date (bad me), it's hard for me to muster up much excitement for something that looks so mundane.

Thoughts

Another classic that didn't need re-making, albeit a French one.

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