Sorry, I meant to say “The Dark Knight was one of the best action movies ever”, but all that wouldn’t fit in the title space. Raking in $198 million in it’s first weekend, plus that added bonus of $18 million just on the midnight showing, I think the film did pretty well for its self. The 2hr 30min (+/-) was undeniably Ledger’s best work, and Aaron Eckhart’s role was beyond what I thought he could handle. Oh, that Christial Bale fellow is still a badass.
Deadline Hollywood:I’ve just been told by unofficial sources that Warner Bros’ The Dark Knight is playing to packed Sunday performances for over $40M and maybe as high as $43M. That would mean a 9th record for the latest Batman installment since Spider-Man 3′s Sunday take in 2007 was a record-setting $39.9M. It’s also now abundantly clear that the Warner Bros caped crusader will crush the old 3-day weekend non-holiday record set by Spider-Man 3 last year. Also, Dark Knight should break its 9th record by beating the all-time weekly tally. Meanwhile, in its first six days, DK will have grossed more than the entire run of director Chris Nolan’s first installment Batman Begins.