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The Dark Knight Breaks Box Ofice Records

The Dark Knight Breaks Box Ofice Records

The latest Batman flick, The Dark Knight, grossed an estimated $18.5 million so far, the most ever for midnight shows. The previous record was held by Star Wars, Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith, which grossed $16.9 million.

The highest single day opening record is currently held by Spider-man 3 which made $59.8 million. The Dark Knight made an estimated around $64 million in its first day.

Some box office experts are saying the Christopher Nolan-directed flick may reach $170 million this weekend. HOLY!

Check out the NYTimes review of The Dark Knight. And if you should be so lucky, see it in IMAX!

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  • Diana

    Of Course!! Cant wait to see it tomorrow IMAX!!! YAYYYYY!!!!! I myself was almost going to watch it at midnight

  • joy

    Did anyone ever doubt that this movie would be/ will be huge? If so, they are seriously mistaken. I’m seeing it tonight! Yeah! I love Heath! God be with his daughter without her father, such a tsad turn of events. I guess if its your time to go — leave life at its peak…

  • toni

    RIP,Heath..You were a genius…

  • bolty

    first page

  • fALLEN-A

    I’m going to see this movie NEXT weekend to avoid traffic. Heath Ledger, this one’s for YOU! R.I.P.

  • vivian

    I saw it at 12:01 showing. It is INCREDIBLE!! Heath is AMAZING!!
    You must see this movie!!!!!

  • Li

    I’ve seen the first five/six minutes and I can’t wait to see the rest!

  • kk.

    jared, typo: OFFICE.

  • terissa

    My husband and son went to the midnight showing, lasted three hours. T

  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    of course.

    this is the best super-hero movie i’ve ever seen.

    this is one of the best movie i’ve seen in years.

  • dancer

    Don’t usually care much for the Batman movies, but was blown away by this one. Absolutely loved it. Both Bale and Ledger go so deep into character that it is difficult to believe they aren’t really those that they portray!

  • pinkluva

    i just saw the movie to 2:00. and it ended at 4:30. and diz waz the best movie ever!! i loved it. heath did a great job soo did christan

  • Flippo

    I LOVE Batman films (though to be honest I kind of hated the Batman film with George Clooney & Arnie in…plus Batman Begins didn’t really do much for me) But I’m ridiculously excited to see this film, looks spectacular, it has my favourite Batman villain in, looks fantastically acted & all reviews so far have been positive. However, I refuse to go see this (& pretty much every film ever made from now on) at the cinema. The prices for the UK (or at least where I live in the UK) are RIDICULOUS…like £10 (almost $20) just for a standard seat with no extras on a non-weekend day. Go on the weekend & you can end up paying £15 jsut for one ticket! (almost $30). I refuse to do so, don’t care what the film is. I’ll either download this from somewhere or wait til the DVD.

    The cinema sucks now.

  • isabel

    i had the pleasure of seeing this movie at midnight!!! And u will not be disappointed… The movie amazing.. Heath Ledger phenomenal… To Me his best work…He is greatly missed, but at least we get to see how wonderful an actor this man was! All the actors come together so well. Christian Bale rocks as BATMAN!!!

  • tina

    Heath Ledger was amazing in it! RIP

  • Jenna

    OF COURSE!! the movie was incredible!!!!!!!! I’m seeing it tonight again and then again and again..

    Joker was so real! Heath gave a mesmorizing performance.

    loved everything about the movie, but definitely the Joker’s character made it a lot better. A LOTTT.

    “want to see a magic trick?”

    “I just want my phone call!”

    “I don’t want to kill you. What would I do without you? ”

    the hospital scene was incredible. the pencil scene.. yes more!! I can’t get enough of the Joker.

  • Gina

    I went this morning, and this movie was just completely amazing. It definitely lived up to the hype, and Heath was amazing in his role as Joker.

  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    that ‘magic trick’ part was fcuking crazy! lmao

    aaron eckhart [harvey dent/ two-face] was great… he was a lot better than i thought he would be.

  • Sleepy

    I went to a midnight showing and it was fantastic!!! In my city they were only planning on one midnight showing at each theatre (there’s 2 big ones) originally with the possible addition of one at each theatre depending on demand, but the demand was so big they ended up have 4 midnight showings EACH! All sold out of course! And my city is only 100,000 people… I can’t imagine what it is like in major cities! I would strongly recommend seeing it! It was great! Heath was incredible! Everyone was raving and couldn’t get enough!

  • girl

    I LOVED IT. I saw it at midnight as well, I tried getting the huge IMAX like screen (Cine Capri is what we call it here in Phoenix) but it was completely sold out therefore I had to settle for just a regular theater. It was still great. I hope it breaks all the records.

  • Tina

    saw it yesterday at midnight. AMAZING!
    Rip Heath… i just loved his acting! he knows how to be funny in this kind of thrilling movie!

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  • Neela

    I’ve been in IMAX at midnight and you have to see it there. It was so huge. Great experience!!! Ch. Bale rules!!! As always!

  • wow

    I’ve bowed today when the movie was over.

    We are so, so fortunate to be witnessing a Legend in the making! Heath’s Joker will be in history forever.

    I’ve cried when I found out he’d died. I’ve cried today when I’ve watched him being BRILLIANT! So sad that this is his last role. He was going to give us so much more!

    And last but not least – Christian Bale’s Batman is the best. Ever.

  • heyyyo

    i just saw it. IT WAS THE BEST MOVIE EVER.

  • k

    me and my dad…and maybe my sister, are going to see this on Sunday. the only reason is because i heard that the “Twilight” trailer was gonna be one of the previews :D

  • kath

    how does the saying go? you are only famous after you die? the crew have heaths death to thanks for the box office record. lets hope he wins the oscar for this wonderful performance.

  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    you’re gonna spend money and waste 2 1/2 hours of your life just to watch a 60sec trailer… a trailer you could watch online for free? lmaoo that’s weird.

    and you heard wrong, the “twilight” trailer doesn’t show before tdk.

  • susan

    The movie has Heath’s passing to thank for such a huge turnout. Regrettably.

  • matt

    Batman the dark knight was a great movie. Heath Ledger’s role in the movie was amazing. I would say that thats the greatest joker ive ever seen.

  • Ana

    I saw the Dark Knight yesterday here in Brazil and it was truly something. Everyone should see it. All the actors were amazing. Heath is up to Hannibal Lecter as the best vilan in a movie. Christian Bale e Michael Cane are even better that in Batman Begins. Eckhart amazing! Freeman amazing! Oldman amazing! Maggie way better than Holmes. Direction superb!!!! It’s about 2h30m long, however it looks like 1 hour. It couldn’t have been shorter, great action from the first scene til the end. It needs to break Spider-Man3 records because it’s a much superior flick!!!!
    P.S. sorry any grammar mistakes…

  • meemee

    I saw this at a pre-show on Wednesday. It was incredible!! A must see! Try to see it at an IMAX theatre if you can :o)

  • jkong07

    best batman movie ever. best movie i’ve seen in a long long time.
    everyone did a superb job. heath’s joker was just amazing.
    thank you christopher nolan for making the vision of batman that i always wanted to see on film.

    definitely seeing it again, and this time i want the IMAX experience.
    can’t wait to find out the final weekend box office numbers.

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  • if it works for them

    The movie is fantastic!!! I love it !!!!
    It puts ” Wanted” to shame. Anything comes from the Pitts is over rated as always because the media stunt from the Pitts publicity industry.

  • if it works for them

    Christian Bale rules !!!!

  • Princess

    I can’t wait to see it

  • kelsea

    OMG! This movie was AWESOME! They did an amazing job! Heath Ledger did an awesome job as The Joker and he will be missed dearly. Christian Bale, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Caine, Aaron Eckhart, & everybody in this movie did a perfect job they couldn’t have picked better actors and actresses for this movie! Also the graphics were very well done, and this movie shouldn’t have any problem breaking the box office records.

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  • Shannon

    i saw it in IMAX earlier tonight!!!! in regards to seeing it in IMAX…, such an incredible experience. i’m so glad i got tickets early because they sold out 2 weeks ago! anyways the action sequences especially in imax made you feel so much like you are right there watching them live…ahh so amazing! heath as the joker…….he just transforms and gave the performance of his career. i couldn’t take my eyes off him the whole film. as soon as the movie ended heath’s passing hit me again and i admit that i started tearing up during the credits :( man…hollywood lost such an incredible talent way too soon :( anyways best film of the year! go see it! and go see it on imax!!! well worth it!!! i’m definitely seeing it again soon

  • LuckyL

    I’m going to see it again, in IMAX. The sign of a brilliant actor, is being able to take such a phenomenal joker as was Jack Nicholson, he made it his own and brilliant in his own way (Ledger). Awesome. The crowd was great. The first time it was warranted to clap. When Ledger’s name came up on the credits, people clapped again, and once more for Morgan Freeman lol.

  • LuckyL

    Maggie Gyllenhaal did her role as being ordinary, and enough of a butterface, as to not take away from the two leading men. My friend was horrified, literally every time she turned sideways. I was amazed at the lines in her face and my friend was accurate in saying she looked to be age 50.

  • LuckyL

    [☆I n F a m o u s☆] @ 07/18/2008 at 8:02 pm

    that ‘magic trick’ part was fcuking crazy! lmao
    LOL I agree

  • women’s lifestyle

    Great post! i especially found it useful where you stated.

  • LuckyL

    It’s kind of terrible I actually wish that Katie Holmes had held the female lead role.

  • LuckyL

    women’s lifestyle @ 07/19/2008 at 4:48 am

    Great post! i especially found it useful where you stated.
    Thanks, if that was to me.

  • LuckyL

    I did not know this was a sequel to 2005′s, “Batman Begins,” also directed by Nolan. I had no interest in seeing it. I think I actually will now.

  • [~I n F a m o u s~]

    Katie blows mine.

    After seeing maggie in that role it showed me just how much katie sucked in the first film.

  • cj

    CRAP movie! Bale ruined it for me!!!