The Dark Knight Update

Its been a while since I’ve posted anything about The Dark Knight, the greatest summer movie of 2008.

The Dark Knight Updates
Source: August 29, 2008

Counting inflation, Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Dark Knight has now officially surpassed Spider-Man to become the biggest comic book movie of all time. The Christopher Nolan sequel has reached $492.689 million domestically while Spider-Man hit a total of $491.952 when you look at the inflated number ($403.7 million without inflation).

Looking at the worldwide numbers, Variety says The Dark Knight will reach $900 million this weekend:

Crossing the $400 million milestone will place “The Dark Knight” in a club with only 29 other films. What’s equally impressive about the sixth Batpic is that it’s first in the series to generate a blockbuster number outside the U.S. “Batman Begins” generated the previous high number with a relatively modest $166 million.

The U.K. has led the way for “Dark Knight” with $86 million, followed by Australia with $40 million, Mexico with $25 million, Brazil with $19 million and South Korea with $18.6 million. With Germany in its second weekend and France in its third, and worldwide grosses going past $900 million this weekend, the Batpic may have enough firepower to become only the fourth film to hit $1 billion in combined foreign and domestic box office (after “Titanic,” the third “The Lord of the Rings” and the second “Pirates of Caribbean”).

I for one hopes it makes it to be number four of all time to make it to a billion. That would be huge. I love the fact that The Lord of the Ring: Return of the King and Pirates: Dead Man’s Chest both made it that high up, because, really, Titanic shouldn’t be the only one.


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Marcos Cosme has had a love for writing and film since he was little. By combing those two passions, he started studying film early on in Middle School and High School writing screenplays and working in his High School television production studio. When it came time for college he decided to pursue a bachelors in Electronic Film making from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Marcos continues to be an avid watcher of movies and scripted television series, although he does, on occasion, watch some reality shows. He has watched hundreds of movies during the course of his life and has worked in various roles on small independent film projects, including writing, producing and directing. In his spare time Marcos loves to write screenplays, read books, contribute articles, blogs and reviews on various topics including (but obviously not limited to) movies, television, books, and wrestling; just to name a few. He is a Rabbit aficionado (he has a dwarf rabbit named Peanut-who is the logo of Cos' Blog) and is a Golden Retriever connoisseur (he has two Goldens named Cassie and Chloe). He also love to spend time with his wife and as of July of 2015 they welcomed their first child, Miles, who can occasionally be seen on the blog.

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