Bat fans, you've just made history. Yes, it all seems huge. But time will really bear out what a landmark weekend it truly was...
-Biggest weekend ever for a single film (The Dark Knight's actual final take, $158.4 million, was up $3.1 million from the Sunday estimates, and was $7.3 million more than the record set last year by Spider-Man 3's $151.1 million debut)
-Biggest one day ever (The Dark Knight took in $67.1 million on Friday alone, blasting right through Spider-Man 3's previous tally of $59.8 million)-Biggest midnight showing ever (in one show time -- this didn't include the 3am and 6am showings -- The Dark Knight pulled in $18.5 million, nearly $2 million ahead of Star Wars: Episode III's $16.9 million)-Biggest overall box office weekend in cinema history (the combined box office for all movies, including second place finisher Mamma Mia!'s best movie musical opening ever at $27.7 million, was $255+ million, tens of millions more than the previous record weekend, $218.4 million over the July 7 - 9, 2006 timeframe, which had Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest leading the way with $135.6 million.On top of those overall b.o. stats, some more Fandango numbers...-The Dark Knight broke Fandango's daily and hourly ticket sales records on Friday (the previous record-holder being Spidey 3). TDK also, of course, broke our weekend record.-The Dark Knight was the fastest online seller in Fandango history, at 15 tickets per second on Friday.-Fandango accounted for 13% of TDK's overall weekend.
So, the bottom line...it was a great weekend for the industry, for Fandango, and, given the positive response so far, for an overwhelming majority of movie critics and moviegoers alike. The fun part is, now we all get to see how high TDK can really fly. A poll we ran over the weekend said 64% of you who saw it are game to see it again...and I'm sure there are a lot of curious movie buffs who may have skipped the rush so they can see it with a little more leg room. In the end, I'll bet on a $400+ million domestic haul. What do you think?
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This movie will raise the bar for every one that follows it. Deffinately one to see on the big screen, in fact Imax would be awesome, but there's none of that where I live. The performances were unforgettable especially the late great Heath Ledger's Joker. What a talent to be taken from us way too soon. Also, it's unfortunate the press that Christian Bale's getting now. No matter how small a despute that may have been the press will take it, run with it, and milk it for all it's worth. But I don't think it has a chance of tarnishing this great film. Sometimes I feel that a director can be his or her own worst enemy when it comes to sequels. Christopher Nolan 's gonna need to one-up himself next time out. So, in quoting the great Rob Schneider I wanna say to him, "You Can Do It!".
This movie definitely deserves to reach $400 million. It should, without a doubt, pass Iron Man and Indiana Jones for biggest box office revenue for 2008. I loved this movie - acting, screenplay, directing. Every morsel of Ledger's screentime is delicious and the audience knows, from the moment they see The Joker, that Ledger is going to give them a performance that they will not forget. Oh, yeah, $400 million+ is possible with $158 million opening weekend box office revenue; for sure, it will be the year's biggest box office film.
$400 million is a given. $500 million is possible. And if this weekend's drop is less than 50% Titantic's record of $600 million will be in its sights.
The Best Movie of all time ever. Late Heath Ledger is fantastic in the movie. He does the joker better then the other's that did the joker. Christian Bale was a phenomenal batman. Bale did the voice so spectacular so did Ledger his voice was spooky and laughable. For the late Heath Ledger he should get the award for best super villain and for Bale best super hero.
This is by far one of the Best movies I've seen this year. This is one of those rare exceptions when making a sequel, where it just gets better. I could not take my eyes off the screen for one minute. The direction, the acting (especially the Late Heath Ledgers) is Phenomenal. This is by far the best comic book movie I have ever seen. I for one am going to watch this movie in the theaters as many times as I can. Every time I think of this movie, Heath Ledger comes to mind, and I cannot stop to think that such a great and young actor was taken from us at his prime. I hope that this movie's box office draw ends up being the highest in history, only because it deserves that title..
this movie was awsome and i konw it will break 400 million
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