'The Dark Knight Rises' debuts

Director Christopher Nolan's finale in the Batman trilogy, "The Dark Knight Rises," sold $30.6 million worth of tickets from screenings at or soon after midnight Friday, the second-highest late-night opening of all time. The ticket sales figures came in after the tragic shooting at a movie theater in Colorado. 

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( Ron Phillips / Warner Bros. / July 20, 2012 )

Director Christopher Nolan's finale in the Batman trilogy, "The Dark Knight Rises," sold $30.6 million worth of tickets from screenings at or soon after midnight Friday, the second-highest late-night opening of all time. The ticket sales figures came in after the tragic shooting at a movie theater in Colorado.

More: PHOTOS: "The Dark Knight Rises" premiere | A "Dark Knight Rises" primer | Questions, but few answers, in Colorado shooting; 12 dead, dozens hurt

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