I'm sorry, I reserve nice medical terms like schizophrenic for those who don't shoot 70 people. Those people I call crazy, asshole, sociopathic, batshit, demon, devil or any other derogatory term I want. If said person doesn't plan this out for months and assemble the arsenal he did, booby trap his apartment and systematically plot the destruction he did, then I would have a little compassion. As it stands I have none.
As far as zeitgeist movie, and it's not good, get over your anecdotal opinion. First, this is a box office thread, and we have seen some horrible films get some good box office, and vice versa. TDKR had a lot more going for it in those regards than Avengers, because TDK was a zeitgeist movie and it had a lot of people willing to continue to the next one. Arguably, the Marvel crowd has had less box office, and that box office may be a lot of the same that saw all of them in theaters, so a much smaller starting fan base. Sorry, fanboy or troll all you like, those are box office numbers.
Avengers was a success because it was a great film, as well as what it was built on. TDKR remains to be seen what people think, but it had a much larger built in crowd to start with. What happened this weekend robbed us of knowing how people would have really thought about it, as we have fans that would have gone that are waiting until the dust settles, and we have folks that are only going because it where a tragedy happened, and not to enjoy the film.
Anyone want to start a DVD sales thread, so we can needlessly compare who sold more DVDs in the first week, Avengers or TDKR.
Edited to add numbers:
Captain America Domestic: $176,654,505
Thor Domestic: $181,030,624
Iron Man Domestic: $318,412,101
Iron Man 2 Domestic: $312,433,331
The Incredible Hulk Domestic: $134,806,913
The Dark Knight Domestic: $533,345,358