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The Dark Knight Breaks $500 Million in US Ticket Sales

The price is right for The Dark Knight. Over America’s Labor Day weekend holiday, the latest Batman movie, The Dark Knight became the 2nd movie in Hollywood history to pass the $500 million dollar mark. According to Warner Bros. studios, The Dark Knight has made over $502.4 million from domestic American ticket sales.

The Dark Knight is a huge hit in America, but not everyone loves Bruce Wayne’s alter ego. The Japanese obviously don’t like Batman at all. The Dark Knight bombed in Japan and made only a little over $8 million.

So what’s the other movie to break the $500 million mark in American ticket sales? James Cameron’s 1997 film Titanic, which made $600.8 million and still remains at #1.

In related news, sales of The Dark Knight comic book by Frank Miller (Sin City, 300) have also skyrocketed. The Dark Knight is currently ranked #63 out of all book sales on Amazon.com.

Not bad for a comic book mini series that was released in 1986.

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8 Responses to “The Dark Knight Breaks $500 Million in US Ticket Sales”

  1. John Manley | metaphysicalSF.com
    September 18th, 2008 01:45
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    I always thought the Dare Devil should have been called Batman — being blind and all.

    Batman seemed to always stand out in my mind in that he had no super powers. No radio-active spider bites or extraterrestrial status.

  2. 2af3 Henery Grill
    September 18th, 2008 06:27
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    Well, excellent record for Bat Man series movie.

  3. Keith
    June 8th, 2009 12:07
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    Well at least it is a film that really deserves to be a smash hit. Apart from the incredible plot, special effects and outstanding performances (including one being to the ultimate degree of absolute tragedy)the film has some excellent social comments and lessons in how bizarre and complex morality really is. The bit with the two boats is just excellent and classic Joker taken to the extreme.

  4. Keith
    June 8th, 2009 12:10
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    Well at least it deserves to be a smash hit. One of the most amazing films ever made in terms of everything including the incredible paradoxes of morality.

  5. Keith
    June 8th, 2009 12:12
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    Well at least it deserves it. Brilliant acting, far out plot, amazing special effects plus a paradox of morality to twist anyone’s brain …

  6. Joel Gray
    October 6th, 2009 05:03
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    The Dark Knight was a sensation at the box office. The question is, why? What made it so popular? Was it Heath Ledger’s death, the good acting, or the plot? It believe it was all of the above and more. Some interesting things to note would be the incredible and disturbing realism of Heath Ledger’s portrayal of the joker. There is rumor that he died of drug overdose that could have related to his unstable condition.
    One of the messages in the movie seemed to be: ‘prepare for the chaos that is to come’. The chaos is personified in the character of the joker.

  7. Emperor
    October 30th, 2009 21:31
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    Why the heck do the Japanese not like Batman? I can’t imagine why…is it overly Amero-Centric or something?

  8. sarah
    January 20th, 2010 16:55
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    Batman is so much better than Titanic! What are the viewing public doing?

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