Holy Bat-Trailer! ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Teaser Destroys iTunes Record

Downloaded more than 12.5 million times in the first 24 hours

"The Dark Knight Rises" has made iTunes history.

The new trailer, which went online Monday at 10 a.m. PT, was viewed more than 12.5 million times on iTunes in the first 24 hours, Warner Bros. announced Friday.

Teasing Christopher Nolan's final Batman film, which opens July 20, 2012, it broke the record for most combined downloads through the iTunes Movies Trailers site and the iTunes Trailers iOS app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

The record was previously held by the trailer for "The Avengers," which was released in October and had more than 10 million iTunes views.

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In the new trailer, villain Bane (played by Tom Hardy) blows up a football field. The trailer also features Anne Hathaway in the role of Catwoman — or at least as her alter ego, Selina Kyle — as well as Hathaway's fellow newcomer Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Watch it here: