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SALT LAKE CITY - The summer 2012 box office is packed to the brim with superheroes. "The Avengers" broke all kinds of box office records and the reboot, "The Amazing Spider-Man" is weeks away from release. What may be the most anticipated movie of 2012 is still more than a month away from opening and tickets are starting to sell out.
Tickets for "The Dark Knight Rises" went on sale Monday morning, over a month before the film opens. ksl.com reported AMC theaters in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles started selling out of midnight showing tickets in January and now with the premier weeks away, tickets are going fast.
Megaplex Theaters started selling tickets for the highly anticipated conclusion to the Batman trilogy at 10 am Monday and theaters started selling out fast. Jeff Whipple, the public relations and marketing coordinator for Megaplex Theaters, said within two hours of tickets going sale many of the IMAX theaters were sold out and that midnight showings were filling up fast.
Megaplex will also hold Batman marathons on July 19 in preparation for the premier of "The Dark Knight Rises." Fans will be lining up to see "Batman Begins" and the epic "Dark Knight" on the big screen again before seeing the conclusion to the series at midnight.
The final entry in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy will premier at 11:59 pm on July 19.