With me being on this posting spree on the blog, I’m trying to make up for the fact that until today you could still see posts from April at the bottom of my page, I hate that, I decided to post everything that was in my e-mail and pretty much anything that comes up as something cool. Giving you all new things to read and discuss and comment about.
The Dark Knight, sequel to Batman Begins, with Christian Bale as Batman and the late Heath Ledger as The Joker has broken many records. I still haven’t seen it yet. Again, I’m waiting for Melissa and myself to be well enough to go to the theater. I anticipate sometime this week if not this weekend. It has to happen.
Check this out, from comingsoon.net:
The Dark Knight Crushes $200 Million Record
Source: Media by Numbers
July 23, 2008
Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Dark Knight broke another record on Tuesday becoming the fastest ever to cross the $200 million mark in five days! The previous record of eight days was held by three films – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Spider-Man 2 and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins follow-up added $20.87 million on Tuesday to push its massive total to $203.8 million. That puts it at #84 already on the all-time domestic blockbuster list after just five days.
Right now, the only number we have for international markets is $41.3 million but that will start going up significantly as the movie is opening in many countries Thursday and Friday as well as into August.
So let’s recap – widest release (4,366 theaters), biggest opening weekend ($158.4M), biggest July opener ($158.4M), biggest PG-13 rated opening ($158.4M), biggest single day ($67.2M), biggest opening day ($67.2M), biggest Friday ($67.2M), biggest Sunday ($43.6M) and fastest to $200M in five days ($203.8M).