'Dark Knight' Stunning Opening Sets New Record


'Dark Knight' Stunning Opening Sets New Record


The highly anticipated summer movie starring Christian Bale and Heath Ledger has broken the previous box office record by collecting $18.5 million from its midnight screenings only.

The highly anticipated Batman flick "The Dark Knight" has proved itself to be the king of summer blockbuster movies. Having been screened in 3,040 theaters across the country, the Christopher Nolan-directed superhero film has broken previous box office record with an amazing $18.5 million it pulled in only from the midnight sales.

Excluding the receipts from the 3 A.M. and 6 A.M. previewing, the impressive number has shattered previous record held by "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith" which collected $16.9 million from its midnight screenings. Seeing the powerful run by the sequel, box office analysts predict that it would have a strong chance of surpassing the $100.1 million opening by "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull". If that happens, "Dark Knight" will be the biggest opener in 2008 so far.

Featuring a star-studded cast ensemble that include Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart and Maggie Gyllenhaal, "Dark Knight" follows Batman in his crusade to bring justice to Gotham City which is made much more difficult with the existence of Joker. It has been screened in theaters starting on Friday, July 18.

© AceShowbiz.com


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    harvey
    Jul 20, 2008

    just perfect

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