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'The Dark Knight' breaks $1 billion milestone

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 Feb 2009 15:30 User comments (7)

'The Dark Knight' breaks $1 billion milestone Warner Bros. is reporting that the blockbuster smash hit The Dark Knight has surpassed the $1 billion USD milestone for worldwide box office sales, becoming only the fourth movie to ever do so.
The highly rated sequel has now made $1.001 billion USD since its release last July and sits behind Titanic ($1.84 billion), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ($1.12 billion) and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest ($1.07 billion) for highest all-time grossing movies.

Sitting in fifth place is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone which almost hit the milestone but fell short at $974.7 million.

According to Box Office Mojo, $533.1 million was grossed in United States theaters with the remaining coming from nations around the world.

Warner also added that The Dark Knight is the highest-grossing 2-D IMAX movie of all time, with a gross of $65 million worldwide. The movie is also the record holder for most Blu-ray sales on launch day, launch week, and all-time.

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7 user comments

122.2.2009 12:12

This just goes to show you that if you make a movie that's good people will pay to see it.

222.2.2009 17:22

I think it goes to show that 1 billion is made from a movie and there are people in the world who cant afford to eat!!!
Absolutely disgusting

322.2.2009 17:26
varnull
Inactive

Just shows how much "piracy" hurts these scumbags eh?

I never even bothered to burn this load of samey old garbage to a disk.. watched once, thought "so what, a superhero load of tripe" and deleted it. propaganda films suck.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 22 Feb 2009 @ 17:28

422.2.2009 18:28

Originally posted by joe777:
I think it goes to show that 1 billion is made from a movie and there are people in the world who cant afford to eat!!!
Absolutely disgusting
ooo i feel you on that one.

523.2.2009 3:54
zax808
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would have topped them all if it wasent for pirating. i still give the film *bleep* props!

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 23 Feb 2009 @ 8:35

623.2.2009 9:02

This movie deserves it. I like how they were able to 'ground' Batman and the Joker in a realistic setting. Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker is phenominal.

Also, the Imax shots, mostly of city scapes are breath-takingly beautiful.

I bought the movie on Blu-ray and the quality is excellent!

725.2.2009 12:07
leonle
Inactive

There is absolutely no need to compare this with food for the poor because entertainment is not a crime.

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