A quote taken from Warner Bros in relation to the weekend takings for The Dark Knight:
“The sequel took $155.3m (£77.7m) in North America, beating the record set last year by Spider-Man 3, which took $151.1m (£75.5m).
Batman, which opened on Friday, took $66.4m (£33.2m), which was also a single-day box office record.
Directed by Christopher Nolan, it cost $185m (£92.5m) to make.”
A lot of people didn’t think that The Dark Knight would stand a chance of beating any box office records, seeing as a) it’s a relatively long film, b) it’s a 12 (and therefore not kid friendly) and c) it’s actually a very dark movie. In fact most sites had pegged an opening weekend total of £100m tops…
Good for Batman :)
It also has to be said that it currently stands at a 94% rating on Rotten Tomato’s, which also makes it one of the best reviewed films so far this year.
Less than 2 weeks now and I’ll be watching it in the IMAX cinema in London (which I’m glad I’m booked, as they are now pretty much fully booked, weeks in advance).