I'm starting to sound like a broken record, but "The Dark Knight" has, based on box office figures this morning and predictions for the rest of the day, passed the earnings of "Spider-Man 3" to become the biggest opening ever for a three-day weekend. Legendary Pictures' "The Dark Knight" brought in an estimated $155.4 million from its 4,366 theaters. "Spider-Man 3" earned $151.1 million during its opening weekend in May 2007. Nolan's first effort in the "Batman" series, 2005's "Batman Begins," opened to $47 million during its first three days and then went on to gross $205 million domestically and $166 million internationally. "The Dark Knight" could easily surpass these figures within the next few days. Read the rest at
As expected, The Dark Knight has begun its reign of terror on box office records, bringing in an estimated $18.5 million from midnight screenings last night, a record previously held by "Star Wars, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith," which grossed $16.9 million from just under 3,700 venues. The highest single-day opening record currently belongs to "Spider-Man 3," which disappointed audiences but still made $59.8 million. "The Dark Knight" opened to 3,000 venues last night and expanded to 4,366 today, beating the record previously held by "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" with 4,362. The above figures do not include revenue from the 3:00 AM and 6:00 AM screenings held at some theaters. The film also shattered IMAX midnight preview records, bringing in a reported $640,000 (the figure is included in the total gross). Stay tuned for more "The Dark Knight" box office information as the weekend continues. Will it crush "Spider-Man 3"'s numbers and restore glory to the superhero film sequel? Read more at: www.thefilmphile.com
Unlike Superman who has the ability to fly and Spider-Man who can cling to generally any surfaces, Batman has to rely on his vehicle to chase after his nemesis. With the latest Batman movie 'Dark Knight' nearing its theatrical release on July 18, lets take time to look back into the modification done on his famous vehicles. A Look Into Batman's Ever Changing Vehicles
On July 18, the latest Batman movie 'Dark Knight' will be screened in theaters across the country, but before rushing down to see it, lets see how Batsuit has changed throughout this past 20 years. Read more : The Evolution of Batsuit in Two Decades
Jack Nicholson's Joker was a blast. Heath Ledger's Joker is as dark and anarchic a figure as Randle McMurphy in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," the role that brought Nicholson his first Academy Award. Read more
The first reviews of "The Dark Knight" are beginning to trickle in, and all I have read so far are glowing. Most of the praise is going to the late Heath Ledger's performance as Batman's nemesis Joker. When the young Australian actor passed away earlier this year, rumors of a push for a posthumous Oscar began to circulate. Now that the film has actually been screened, the push seems like less of a rumor and more like an actual plan. Actor Christian Bale praised the actor this past weekend at a press junket for the film, and fellow cast member Gary Oldman spoke in support of Ledger's style and turn as Joker. "Heath had this frequency none of us could hear," Oldman told E! Online. "The Academy tends to overlook movies like this, but this acting is so good it's going to be very hard for them to avoid it." Read more at
8 Minutes of behind the scenes for TDK.