Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises may not have been able to beat The Avengers' opening weekend record of $207 million (the lack of 3D didn't help in that department), but that doesn't mean that it isn't still kicking ass at the box office. After pulling in $160 million during its first three days of release - making it the third biggest opening weekend ever and the biggest non-3D release - the movie had a solid second week, once again opening at number one and pulling in an extra $62 million. And now it has crossed another milestone.

According to THR, The Dark Knight Rises is now the third fastest film to reach the $300 million mark. It took the movie only 12 days to reach the mark, which is slower than only The Avengers (which hit $300 million in just nine days) and Nolan's The Dark Knight (which reached it in 10 days). The Dark Knight Rises only beat its predecessor by less than $2 million in its opening days. As of Tuesday, the newest Batman flick has managed to pull in a total of $304 million, whereas The Dark Knight had made $333.9 million by its twelfth day.

The film has also already cemented itself as one of the highest grossing movies of 2012. While there are still some major blockbusters due out this year, including Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, The Dark Knight Rises is currently number three on this year's list of biggest movies, behind only The Hunger Games ($406 million) and The Avengers ($615.8 million). It has already made $248.2 million in international markets as well. Not too shabby for a $250 million investment.

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