[LALM] The Dark Knight Trilogy by the Numbers

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Published July 27, 2012

Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy has performed spectacularly. He produced the best series of comic book movies ever made. I mean, that’s what people say. Let’s go to the raw numbers to find out.

 The Nolan Trilogy

The Nolan trilogy performed amazingly but his first installment, Batman Begins, was not a generation-defining movie. It didn’t even out-perform Tim Burton’s Batman, making it fourth of all Batmans. It also barely edged-out Batman Forever, the bogged down Two-Face/Riddler/Batgirl/Robin version.

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Comic Book Trilogies

Is Nolan’s series the greatest comic book trilogy of all time? Here are a variety of comic book series by movie. Nolan’s last two – The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises – beat all other films.

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But if we look at the franchise total, amazingly, Spiderman ekes it out. That’s how not awesome the box office of Batman Begins was.

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However, Nolan’s series wins on favourability. Some films compete better when comparing quality. For example, X-Men is only about twelve points behind Nolan’s Batman Series.

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Greatest Series of All Time

By any measurement, Nolan’s trilogy is up there. By averaging out their Rotten Tomatoes scores, here are some of our favourite, most well-rated movie series. Undoubtedly, Nolan’s series will go down in history as one of the greatest.

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