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Jul
08

The Dark Knight smashes records!


All the hype and the trailers had us all convinced that Batman would be big… but we didn’t know it would be THIS big! The Dark Knight has posted the biggest box office opening ever over the weekend! The film snatched more than $155 million, overtaking Spider-Man 3 ($ 151.1 million) from last year.

And that ain’t all folks! The Dark Knight also broke Spider-Man 3’s IMAX record. The caped crusader already set a record for its opening day haul. According to the acclaimed box office tracker Media By Numbers:

“DARK KNIGHT” RECORDS THUS FAR (IN ORDER OF OCCURRENCE):

1 – LARGEST NUMBER OF OPENING THEATRES WITH 4,366 (MORE THAN THE 4,362 DEBUT THEATRES OF “PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END IN 2007).

2 – BIGGEST MIDNIGHT PREVIEW GROSS WITH $18.489 MILLION IN 3,040 THEATRES (THIS BEATS “STAR WARS EPISODE III: REVENGE OF THE SITH” AND ITS $16.9 MILLION IN 2,915 THEATRES IN 2005).

3 – BIGGEST IMAX MIDNIGHT PREVIEWS SET AN NEW RECORD WITH $640,000 (THIS AMOUNT WAS APPROPRIATELY INCLUDED IN THE $18.489 MILLION PREVIEW NUMBER).

4 – BIGGEST SINGLE-DAY GROSS IN BOX-OFFICE HISTORY WITH $67.850 MILLION (THIS BESTS THE $59,841,919 SET BY “SPIDER-MAN 3” IN 2007).

5 – BIGGEST OPENING WEEKEND GROSS IN BOX-OFFICE HISTORY WITH $155.340 MILLION (THIS BESTS THE $151,116,516 SET BY “SPIDER-MAN 3” IN 2007).

6 – BIGGEST OPENING WEEKEND GROSS FOR AN IMAX RELEASE IN BOX-OFFICE HISTORY WITH $6,214,061 MILLION IN 94 THEATRES ($66,107 PER-THEATRE!) (THIS BESTS THE $4.7 MILLION SET BY “SPIDER-MAN 3” IN 2007) – IMAX SHOWING AT FULL CAPACITY $1.9 MILLION ON SATURDAY ALONE.

Need we say more?

Coming soon to a cinema screen near you!

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4 Responses to “The Dark Knight smashes records!”


  1. 1 Hassaan
    July 21, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Yes .!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The most anticipated movie of the year is finally here
    Anyone know when it will be released in Pak ???

  2. 2 Olive
    July 21, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    You mean in the cinemas? No one really knows cuz of distribution rights issues and shortage of cinemas. But this movie has a better chance of being put up in Pindi than Lahore or Karachi thanks to lack of cinemas in the two cities. Even the IMAX project has now been shelved in favor of another library in lahore!! yuck!

  3. July 21, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    I haven’t seen the movie yet because batman begins did not like me but my friends told me that it was the best batman movie they have seen and Heath Ledger was amazing, and the records that you are letting us know are incredible, so I think it’s a great movie and I have to see it as soon as possible.

  4. July 25, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    yup, the movie is great. i really enjoyed and cant wait for the next one.


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