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Dark Knight Rules The Box Office Again
Is there any stopping this movie?

11 August 2008  |  Written by Olly Richards  |  Source: Box Office Mojo

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The Dark Knight has spent a fourth week at number 1 in the US, adding another $26 million dollars to its massive haul, taking it to $441.5 million overall. That already makes it the third biggest film ever in the US. It's now less than $20 million off besting Star Wars, which it will do, and $160 million away from overtaking Titanic, which is entirely possible given the lack of enormous films coming up – Tropic Thunder or Star Wars: Clone Wars could very well knock it from its perch next week, but neither is likely to send it reeling down the charts.

Batman's continued success left Pineapple Express, the Seth Rogen/James Franco stoner comedy, in second place with a solid $22.4 million. The Mummy 3 took a tumble, clawing together $16.1 million in its second week, leaving that fourth installment now looking less likely (phew).

The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants 2 found lots of young girls willing to stump up cash for more female friendship adventures, giving the sequel a first weekend haul of $10.8 million.

For the full chart head to Box Office Mojo.

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RE: Went to see it last night
I'm quite interested in the whole box office thing but as mentioned it doesn't indicate the quality of a film in anyway shape or form.  However, it's always nice when something you are passionate about succeeds, it's just human nature.  Also the optimist in me hopes that the more money the The Dark Knight makes the more inclined Warner Brothers will be to ensuring everything required to making an excellent follow up is in place.  And that maybe they'll green light an awesome Gree More

Posted by Rob at 15:37 on 12 August 2008 | Report This Post

Went to see it last night
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! More

Posted by oldstuff at 13:06 on 12 August 2008 | Report This Post

RE:
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 m that a particular film makes more than another.   Box Office never has been, and never will be, an indicator of quality. More

Posted by matty_b at 10:36 on 12 August 2008 | Report This Post

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 More

Posted by Hengist at 10:14 on 12 August 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Part of the plan
L: Beatrice Kiddo L: Tech_Noir Why are people so desperate for this to beat Will such an unlikely event really make your life better? .....yes.....yes it will ote]   Then close your eyes and just pretend. More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 08:54 on 12 August 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Part of the plan
L: Tech_Noir Why are people so desperate for this to beat Will such an unlikely event really make your life better? .....yes.....yes it will More

Posted by Beatrice Kiddo at 05:48 on 12 August 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Part of the plan
L: Tech_Noir L: Rgirvan44 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 th The Windation 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. sp; Well Gone with The Wind play More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 22:29 on 11 August 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Part of the plan
L: Rgirvan44 The thing is that  Gone With the Wind has actully made more money but you don't see people ragging on that. sp; I still don't buy the whole th The Windation 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. More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 22:23 on 11 August 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Part of the plan
L: Tech_Noir L: Rgirvan44 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. ote]   The thing is that  Gone With the Wind has actully m More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 22:16 on 11 August 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Part of the plan
L: Rgirvan44 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. sp; 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. More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 22:00 on 11 August 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Part of the plan
L: Tech_Noir Why are people so desperate for this to beat Will such an unlikely event really make your life better? sp; 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 mov More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 21:54 on 11 August 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Part of the plan
Why are people so desperate for this to beat sp; Will such an unlikely event really make your life better? p;   More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 21:35 on 11 August 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Part of the plan
L: Rgirvan44 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 D More

Posted by monkeyfinger at 19:51 on 11 August 2008 | Report This Post

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L: muchobenny just an awesome bastard film sp; 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. More

Posted by Rob at 17:56 on 11 August 2008 | Report This Post

just an awesome bastard film More

Posted by muchobenny at 17:46 on 11 August 2008 | Report This Post

Great film but it's not going to touch 'Titantic'
But it already is dude. It only has to increase it's takings by a third and it's beaten it. More

Posted by RevolloveR at 17:30 on 11 August 2008 | Report This Post

MEGA MEGA BUCKS
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! More

Posted by ROTGUT at 17:28 on 11 August 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Awesome Knight
do you rekon someone at the studio will lend me a couple of quid? More

Posted by waltham1979 at 17:25 on 11 August 2008 | Report This Post

Awesome Knight
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, pen More

Posted by thegodfathers at 16:37 on 11 August 2008 | Report This Post

Good story, well told...
... holy crap? Will Hollywood take note and make loads of these? More

Posted by keyzersaulsie at 15:48 on 11 August 2008 | Report This Post

re: part of the plan
...I don't have anything else to add. I just wanted to congratulate take1 on the brilliant use of the word 'baddies' :-) More

Posted by Baggins28 at 15:36 on 11 August 2008 | Report This Post

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=359840 92136 More

Posted by abaddon at 15:26 on 11 August 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Part of the plan
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 More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 15:17 on 11 August 2008 | Report This Post

Part of the plan
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. More

Posted by take1 at 15:07 on 11 August 2008 | Report This Post

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. More

Posted by Hughezy at 15:06 on 11 August 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Mums & Aunties
Seek and destroy that damned ship of shite, DESTROY BATMAN DESTROY. More

Posted by kinge247 at 14:59 on 11 August 2008 | Report This Post

Mums & Aunties
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'?! More

Posted by Baggins28 at 14:35 on 11 August 2008 | Report This Post

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. More

Posted by Kat113 at 14:28 on 11 August 2008 | Report This Post

Unless TDK gets some big Academy Award noms and is re-released next year, Empire should forget about it beating Titanic. More

Posted by hatebox at 13:32 on 11 August 2008 | Report This Post

Wow
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. More

Posted by Cian1 at 11:49 on 11 August 2008 | Report This Post

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