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Dark Knight Rules The Box Office Again - 11/8/2008 11:49:05 AM   
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Wow - 11/8/2008 11:49:05 AM   
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I think it will break $500m and settle about the $520m, interesting to see it compared to the Adjusted figures, still a long way down the line compared to them.

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- 11/8/2008 1:32:29 PM   
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Unless TDK gets some big Academy Award noms and is re-released next year, Empire should forget about it beating Titanic.

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- 11/8/2008 2:28:54 PM   
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Most definitely will make it to second but I fear it is unlikely to get to the top spot...I shall however continue to cheer it on in the hope that the shit-tastic adventures of Leo and Kate no longer remains at the pinnacle of movie success.

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Mums & Aunties - 11/8/2008 2:35:41 PM   
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Great film but it's not going to touch 'Titantic', It's not got the same broad appeal. Sure the Geeks are more than happy to shell out and see it more than once and the 'Oo Heath Ledgers so dark it obviously affected his personal life 'Heat Magazine' readers' are going to watch it. I don't, However, envision the Mums & Aunties planning their 'Orange Wednesday' around Dark Knight, as they did 'Titantic'?!

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RE: Mums & Aunties - 11/8/2008 2:59:55 PM   
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- 11/8/2008 3:06:16 PM   
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i don't think that the success of the film has anything to do with all that stupid viral market, i think that it's word of mouth because EVERYONE who's seen it has loved it.

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Part of the plan - 11/8/2008 3:07:25 PM   
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I hope to all almighty that this does do titanic, it's just an average flick that made money from a tragic historic event. Plus there is lots of baddies out there that got this on the dwn load, not as easy to do when Titanic was released. Wonder how much it would have done with no dwn loads? Looking forward to the DVD release, I think that will break records, even if there is no extended bits to add in.

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RE: Part of the plan - 11/8/2008 3:17:18 PM   
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No way does this touch Titanic. That film came out in a time when movies weren't just release windows for the super duper DVD release. It was in the top ten for months. Even a film like Phantom Meance made its money over a long period of time.

Warner Brothers will be wanting this film on DVD before the Christmas holidays so don't expect it to hang around forever.

Still a remarkable achievment considering how the first one did. If there was ever evidence that DVD has changed the system it would be this film.

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- 11/8/2008 3:26:57 PM   
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I hope it does beat Titanic - i really really do - and in an attempt to help it on its way ive started one of those facebook group things - go on join...

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=35984092136

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re: part of the plan - 11/8/2008 3:36:30 PM   
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...I don't have anything else to add. I just wanted to congratulate take1 on the brilliant use of the word 'baddies' :-)

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Good story, well told... - 11/8/2008 3:48:16 PM   
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... holy crap? Will Hollywood take note and make loads of these?

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Awesome Knight - 11/8/2008 4:37:08 PM   
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Remember fellow friends that Titanic came out in december 1997 and remember that there wasnt a blockbuster a week back then as there is now and from memory it slowed down just before oscar then came the nominations then box office went boom, then slowed then oscar night then boom again. It will be intresting to know that if the eventual third is to be made how that will do, and what villain will be used, to me The Riddler is the best choice because he is the most realistic choice to go with, penguin wont show coz Nolan has said 'he's to campy' Catowoman wont be used as warners would have learned from the 2004 stabocale, plus if u think about the viral campaign if the riddler is used it could be genius, answering riddles to get trailers/posters etc

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RE: Awesome Knight - 11/8/2008 5:25:55 PM   
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do you rekon someone at the studio will lend me a couple of quid?

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MEGA MEGA BUCKS - 11/8/2008 5:28:50 PM   
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Good to see "The Dark Knight" doing so well. Not sure if it's got the legs to topple James Cameron's film though.
Batman 3: Darkest Knight!
YES PLEASE!

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Great film but it's not going to touch 'Titantic' - 11/8/2008 5:30:24 PM   
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But it already is dude. It only has to increase it's takings by a third and it's beaten it.

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- 11/8/2008 5:46:57 PM   
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just an awesome bastard film

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RE: - 11/8/2008 5:56:58 PM   
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just an awesome bastard film


Haha.  They should use that on the posters!  Couldn't agree more.  Utter brilliance.  Let's just hope WB re-invest to get Nolan and co back for the third.

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RE: Part of the plan - 11/8/2008 7:51:57 PM   
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No way does this touch Titanic. That film came out in a time when movies weren't just release windows for the super duper DVD release. It was in the top ten for months. Even a film like Phantom Meance made its money over a long period of time.

Warner Brothers will be wanting this film on DVD before the Christmas holidays so don't expect it to hang around forever.

Still a remarkable achievment considering how the first one did. If there was ever evidence that DVD has changed the system it would be this film.


I quite literally could not have put it better myself...

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RE: Part of the plan - 11/8/2008 9:35:49 PM   
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Why are people so desperate for this to beat Titanic?

Will such an unlikely event really make your life better?


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RE: Part of the plan - 11/8/2008 9:54:53 PM   
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Why are people so desperate for this to beat Titanic?

Will such an unlikely event really make your life better?




I think it has to do with the fact that many people on film boards such as this don't like the fact that the biggest two movies ever (adjusted and unadjusted for inflation) are epic romances.

Once upon a time Stars Wars was number one, then Titanic took over and ever since then it has almost been a challange to get another sci-fi/action/comic book movie to rake in more cash.

Never going to happen. Titianic was a once in  50 years kind of event. The big irony here is that it was directed by one of the big sci-fi directors.

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RE: Part of the plan - 11/8/2008 10:00:08 PM   
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I think it has to do with the fact that many people on film boards such as this don't like the fact that the biggest two movies ever (adjusted and unadjusted for inflation) are epic romances.



It's getting very tiring, every time any film makes some money it's "Will it beat Shitanic??", etc.

Leave the film alone! It was a great spectacle, made with passion and dedication.

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RE: Part of the plan - 11/8/2008 10:16:02 PM   
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I think it has to do with the fact that many people on film boards such as this don't like the fact that the biggest two movies ever (adjusted and unadjusted for inflation) are epic romances.



It's getting very tiring, every time any film makes some money it's "Will it beat Shitanic??", etc.

Leave the film alone! It was a great spectacle, made with passion and dedication.


The thing is that  Gone With the Wind has actully made more money but you don't see people ragging on that.


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RE: Part of the plan - 11/8/2008 10:23:49 PM   
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The thing is that  Gone With the Wind has actully made more money but you don't see people ragging on that.



I still don't buy the whole Gone With The Wind / inflation argument.

The entertainment industry was faaar more diverse and competitive in 1997 than 1930-whatever (hell video was still 30-40 years away).

Anyways, TDK won't make half of what Titanic made worldwide so fanboys should restrain themselves.

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RE: Part of the plan - 11/8/2008 10:29:16 PM   
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The thing is that  Gone With the Wind has actully made more money but you don't see people ragging on that.



I still don't buy the whole Gone With The Wind / inflation argument.

The entertainment industry was faaar more diverse and competitive in 1997 than 1930-whatever (hell video was still 30-40 years away).

Anyways, TDK won't make half of what Titanic made worldwide so fanboys should restrain themselves.


Well Gone with The Wind played for years. There were also I believe a lot more cinema chains around in those days (Remeber all those old cinemas that are now bingo halls?)

Whichever way you want to work it out the two biggest grossing films are epic love stories.

Also without Titanic I doubt Cameron could have convinced anyone to make Avatar the way he envisions.

I am happy the Batman has done so well. Hopefully the studios will see the success of this and Iron Man as evidence that audiences want more than dumb action scenes during the summer months.

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RE: Part of the plan - 12/8/2008 5:48:19 AM   
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Why are people so desperate for this to beat Titanic?

Will such an unlikely event really make your life better?




......yes.....yes it will

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RE: Part of the plan - 12/8/2008 8:54:54 AM   
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Why are people so desperate for this to beat Titanic?

Will such an unlikely event really make your life better?




......yes.....yes it will


Then close your eyes and just pretend.

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- 12/8/2008 10:14:22 AM   
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What's happening in the UK market? Will The Dark Knight overtake Mamma Mia!? Don't laugh. If Variety are correct, Mamma Mia! is only just behind Indy 4 in UK BO for the year.
http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117990340.html?categoryid=19&cs=1

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RE: - 12/8/2008 10:36:20 AM   
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Who honestly gives a shit how much The Dark Knight makes? Or whether Gone with the Wind or Titanic made the most money? Are people's apprectiations of films so shallow that it matters to them that a particular film makes more than another.

Box Office never has been, and never will be, an indicator of quality.

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Went to see it last night - 12/8/2008 1:06:35 PM   
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Started off well, funny in places but I was seriously bored 30 mins before the end. The film dragged on and on and I just don't see the big deal with it. Ledger's Joker was pretty good but people swooning at his feet for it seems completely over the top. I thought the the Harvey Dent role was far better acted although "two face" did seem to look like Imhotep before he gets his skin back. Really preferred Batman Begins!

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