Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web for you. Today you’ll find a ping pong ball carved by the empire; an amazing Batman/Game of Thrones shirt; Pixar cupcakes; and The Dark Knight in real life. All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks!

To kick things off today, IGN poses the question, “Can The Dark Knight Rises Open Bigger Than The Avengers?” This is a question I never thought I’d be asking myself at the beginning of the year when looking ahead. I thought The Avengers was going to do well at the box office and make some money – but I had no idea it would be competing with Titanic and Avatar for the top spots as the highest-grossing movie of all time. I’m now unsure whether The Dark Knight Rises can come close to The Avengers total. We shall soon see.

Game Of Rogues

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Today only!

The Dark Knight IRL

Is this real life?

Can’t Wait For The Movies: Spider-Man

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Can’t wait to see the new Spider-Man movie? Watch this while you wait!

Spider-Man Gets A Physics Lesson

Physicist James Kakalios, author of The Physics of Superheroes, and a science consultant on the movie, breaks down the physics of Spider-Man, and explains why even superheroes need to obey some laws of nature.

Kids Swede Alien

What do Sigourney Weaver, Prometheus, and Kids Swede Movies have in common? They all have something to do with Ridley Scott’s Alien movie. If you’ve never seen the movie you’ve at least seen the chest burster scene where an alien comes out of the guy’s stomach! And if you haven’t seen it, then you’ve heard of it. And if you haven’t heard about it, then you’ve only seen Space Balls and think it’s just a unique joke they came up with… well it’s NOT! But regardless, just think of it as a serious version with no singing and dancing and with kids, so it’s funny…. ENJOY!

Neil and Alan

The continuing adventures of puppet Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore.

Horror Film Alphabet

Horror Movies A-Z. Which do you know?

Video Games From The Bad Guys’ Perspective

If video games were real, the bad guys would be getting the short end of the stick.

Iron Man PC Case Mod

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For a huge gallery of pics chronicling the whole build, check out the blog of the man behind it.

Up-Cakes

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Cupcakes based on Pixar’s Up.

Death Star Ping Pong

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The Death Star carved out of a ping pong ball.

Stormtrooper Desk Chair

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Where the empire takes a load off.

Jar Jar BBQ

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My dreams are finally coming true.

That’s all for today folks! Be sure to check back Monday for more movie related geekery.

Today’s picks have been brought to you by: L’art in Dolce, IGN, KidsSwedeMovies, Facebook, RiptApparel, ScienceFriday, and Kotaku.