Sunday, 20 July 2008

Dark Knight' sets weekend record with $155.34M

According to : LOS ANGELES (AP) - Batman has sent Spidey packing as king of Hollywood's box office superheroes.

"The Dark Knight" took in a record $155.34 million in its first weekend, said Dan Fellman, head of distribution for Warner Bros., which released the "Batman Begins" sequel.

That topped Hollywood's previous best of $151.1 million, set by "Spider-Man 3" in May 2007.

"We knew it would be big, but we never expected to dominate the marketplace like we did," Fellman said. The movie should shoot past the $200 million mark by the end of the week, he said.

Well, it looks like the industry might finally steer it's way to good comic book movies. I personally I haven't watched "The Dark Knight" yet ( it's not released here in the UK, untill the 24th of July). However, after watching countless YouTube videos of The Joker portrayed more lively by Heath ledger then any fictional character I can think of, it is almost an insurance of the profound level of entertainment hitting this side of the Atlantic, come next week.