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