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'Dark Knight Rises' Trailer Breaks iTunes Download Record With 12.5 Million Views

December 24, 2011 (1:43 am) GMT
The new trailer for Christopher Nolan's final Batman movie smashes previous record set by the trailer for "The Avengers', which had more than 10 million iTunes views.
'Dark Knight Rises' Trailer Breaks iTunes Download Record With 12.5 Million Views

"" hasn't opened in theaters yet, but it already breaks record. On Friday, December 23, Warner Bros. Pictures announced that the new trailer for the highly anticipated superhero film has made an iTunes history. Released on December 19 at 10 A.M. PT, it was viewed more than 12.5 million times in the first 24 hours.

The trailer broke the record for most combined downloads through the iTunes Movie Trailers site and the iTunes Trailers iOS app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It knocked down the one-day mark previously set by the first trailer for Joss Whedon's "", which had more than 10 million iTunes views in the first 24 hours of its release in October.

"The Dark Knight Rises", which will be the final installment of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, is set eight years after the events in "". Terrorist leader Bane arrives in Gotham City, pushing it and its police force to their limits. He also forces Batman to resurface after taking the fall for Harvey Dent's crimes.

returns as the Caped Crusader, while takes on Bane and portrays Catwoman. , , , , and Matthew Modine are among other notable actors supporting this DC comic adaptation movie, which will be released in the U.S. on July 20, 2012.

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