Monday, July 21, 2008

The Dark Knight -- Destroys Movie History -- Brings Hollywood Along For Ride

Batman has sent Spidey packing as king of Hollywood's box-office superheroes.

"The Dark Knight" took in a record $155.34 million in its first weekend, topping the previous best of $151.1 million for "Spider-Man 3" in May 2007 and pacing Hollywood to its biggest weekend ever, according to studio estimates Sunday.

"We knew it would be big, but we never expected to dominate the marketplace like we did," said Dan Fellman, head of distribution for Warner Bros., which released "The Dark Knight." The movie should shoot past the $200 million mark by the end of the week, he said.

Hollywood set an overall revenue record of $253 million for a three-day weekend, beating the $218.4 million haul over the weekend of July 7, 2006, according to box-office tracker Media By Numbers. (AP)

The final numbers:
  1. "The Dark Knight" $155.3 million 
  2. "Mama Mia" $27.6 million
  3. "Hancock" $14 million
  4. "Journey To The Center Of The Earth" $11.9 million
  5. "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" $10 million
(credit Fox News Television)
 DKK

2 comments:

patrick said...

kudos to the makers Dark Knight for their record breaking opening weekend... it's no wonder there's talk of another one coming out ASAP

LifeTrek said...

Patrick, I agree with you and would add a kudos to WB for putting out something that wasn't crap like they have the past 6 years!
David

 
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