The Dark Knight continues to set history, swings past $500 million mark

After forty-five days in release, The Dark Knight continues to make movie history!

Batman's rich alter-ego Bruce Wayne has added half a billion dollars to his riches. "The Dark Knight" on Sunday became the second movie in Hollywood history to top $500 million at the domestic box office, raising its total to $502.4 million, according to estimates from distributor Warner Bros.

The Batman sequel has raked in over $502.4 million in just over six weeks - half the time it took Titanic, which reached the half-billion mark in a little more than three months the AP reported.

The movie ranks second behind Titanic's $601 million gross.

Dan Fellman, head of distribution at Warner Bros., said he expects The Dark Knight to finish at about $530 million, though it could reach $550 million.

"I keep raising the number because it just keeps holding better than expected," Fellman told the AP.

The Dark Knight is expected to reach about $505 million by Labor Day, the AP reported.

Via [Associated Press]


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