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re: Hope is lost, faith is broken...The Dark Knight Rises - July 20th, 2012 (SPOILERS)
Henry Hill will probably be able to provide more info on what films exactly DK beat, but from memory I'm pretty sure DK was up against a lot more classic/older films and given the polls were open to anyone to vote more and more people swung for DK for a variety of reasons: they loved it, hadn't seen the other film, didn't like the other film, had seen the other film but couldn't remember much etc.
It would be like putting a poll in the General WWE section asking who's better in ring: Kurt Angle vs Terry Funk. There are a lot of Funk appreciates out there but they'd be overwhelmed in that section by people who had grown up seeing Angle and his style and honestly he'd never stand a chance, despite IMO being far and away better than Angle its not even funny.
If the competition had been kept to say the Movie thread where there's a more niche crop of posters, I imagine DK wouldn't have finished anywhere near the top, but the fact it was made open to everyone obviously meant more and more cult fims with niche fans wouldn't stand a chance against the more modern mainstream epics.