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UPDATE THURSDAY 7:50pm: Fandango reports 2000 sold out shows across the country, and that “The Dark Knight” is doing as well or better than the record breaking “Avengers” from earlier this summer. Here it comes, Bat – fans. A Bat tsunami!

Fandango, the online movie ticket service, says 91% of all its ticket sales today are for “The Dark Knight Rises.” Christopher Nolan’s third and final Batman movie already has $25 million in advance sales from yesterday. Basically, with scalpers charging huge mark ups for tickets in New York, the Caped Crusader is about to smash all records this weekend. Get this: secondary ticket broker Stub Hub is indicating over 25 sold out screenings in Manhattan starting at midnight tonight and going through the middle of the night and all day tomorrow through Friday night. http://tinyurl.com/c3md3zq. They don’t even have marked up tickets to sell. There are no tickets. Holy ticket drought, Batman! Keep coming back here for updates….

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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