To my knowledge, they’re the two highest grossing movies of 2012 so far. Both are comic book movies. Both were among the most anticipated movies ever released. For months after the release of the Avengers I read comments on articles about both films stating things along the lines of “just you wait until Dark Knight Rises comes out and mops the floor with Avengers.”
After TDKR came out it seemed people weren’t concerned with how good it was as a film, but rather whether or not it was better than the Avengers. Before I get started I want to state that I don’t think it really matters given they’re going for completely different tones, but it seems everybody has to weigh in on this debate, and running a review blog and all, I figured I’d give my two cents/pence.