Best box office weekend in history with Dark Knight

The Dark Knight directed by Christopher Nolan, had ticket sales of $155.34 million in its opening weekend, which is the highest grossing weekend for a film in history.

Spiderman 3 was the previous record holder with $151 million its opening weekend in 2007. Dark Knight set several other records at the box office including highest midnight opening at $18.5 million compared to Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith’s $16.9 million. It also made $67.85 million in one day to bring it to the top of the single day box office vs. Spiderman 3 at $59.8 million.

It was the best three day weekend in history at the box office thanks to The Dark Knight and second place Mama Mia, which earned a respectable $27.6 million to make it the top musical opening ever.

Of course Heath Ledgers death has helped the movie dramatically, even though the movie would still have done well by its own.
Its rating is 9.7 according to IMDb. There are many reviews... just go and watch it.
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Sassy Mama Bear said...

We were some who helped make it that money, 3 tickets from us. We enjoyed the movie immensely.
Surprised not to see something about the Christian Bale arrest under gossip, reminds me I want to search and see if anything more has come to light on the event of him supposedly assaulting his mother and sister.

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