China's newest film policy allows additional foreign movie imports if they are shown in 3D or IMAX. The result is that The Amazing SPIDER-MAN and The Dark Knight Rises will open on the same day, August 27 -- Spider-Man in 2D, 3D and IMAX theaters, giving it a much wider release that Dark Knight , which will be shown only in the IMAX format in 77 theaters. Only four of those theaters will be screening the 70mm film print (the rest are digital) and thereby experiencing the full effect of those scenes that Nolan shot with the bulky IMAX film cameras. Spider-Man will be screened in 74 IMAX theaters in China. Currently it has earned $696.67 million worldwide, while Dark Knight has taken in $901.27 million.