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The Great
07-19-2008, 01:45 PM
http://www.superherohype.com/news/batmannews.php?id=7501

it's safe to say this movie could make 150 out the gate first weekend

ox Office Mojo is reporting that Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight (http://www.comingsoon.net/films.php?id=15813) has set a new opening day record with $66.4 million in a record 4,366 theaters (including 94 IMAX theaters) nationwide.

With brisk advance sales and early sell-outs reported all week from Fandango, it looks like the latest installment in Warner Bros' Batman franchise has delivered an opening day gross bigger than the previous five movies were able to make in their opening weekends alone. Even though Dark Knight opened with roughly $7 million more than Spider-Man 3 grossed in its opening day last year, to claim the opening weekend record (currently $151.1 million) for The Dark Knight might be somewhat premature, since Spider-Man 3 opened in May with school in session, while theoretically, The Dark Knight could be more frontloaded with so much more interest and demand in seeing it opening day. Then again, word-of-mouth has generally been as positive as the reviews with 93% of Superhero Hype (http://www.superherohype.com/) readers rating the movie with a 9 out of 10 or above and many have expressed a desire to see the movie a second or third time, even opening weekend. Stay tuned for the final weekend box office estimates tomorrow afternoon.

Bumblebee1983
07-19-2008, 02:04 PM
http://www.superherohype.com/news/batmannews.php?id=7501

it's safe to say this movie could make 150 out the gate first weekend

ox Office Mojo is reporting that Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight (http://www.comingsoon.net/films.php?id=15813) has set a new opening day record with $66.4 million in a record 4,366 theaters (including 94 IMAX theaters) nationwide.

With brisk advance sales and early sell-outs reported all week from Fandango, it looks like the latest installment in Warner Bros' Batman franchise has delivered an opening day gross bigger than the previous five movies were able to make in their opening weekends alone. Even though Dark Knight opened with roughly $7 million more than Spider-Man 3 grossed in its opening day last year, to claim the opening weekend record (currently $151.1 million) for The Dark Knight might be somewhat premature, since Spider-Man 3 opened in May with school in session, while theoretically, The Dark Knight could be more frontloaded with so much more interest and demand in seeing it opening day. Then again, word-of-mouth has generally been as positive as the reviews with 93% of Superhero Hype (http://www.superherohype.com/) readers rating the movie with a 9 out of 10 or above and many have expressed a desire to see the movie a second or third time, even opening weekend. Stay tuned for the final weekend box office estimates tomorrow afternoon.

Holy moley!!

Yes, I'll see it again, just not in the same weekend. :(

r-type
07-19-2008, 02:06 PM
Not to mention that some of the theaters are running a "Watch it all Knight long" campaign running 3am and 6am showings and leading up to normal hours of operation. :eek:

I went last night for the 10:20 showing. Line had to have been forming 1-2hrs prior from when I got there (8:45) it was already beginning to wrap around the hallway. Still got great seats (the Imax is huge thankfully), but as we were leaving @ 1:20 am, there was a huge line (longer than ours) for the 3am showing.

Great, well behaved crowd last night. $#!+, they better F***ing be for $15 bucks a pop. ;)

Bumblebee1983
07-19-2008, 04:02 PM
Not to mention that some of the theaters are running a "Watch it all Knight long" campaign running 3am and 6am showings and leading up to normal hours of operation. :eek:

I went last night for the 10:20 showing. Line had to have been forming 1-2hrs prior from when I got there (8:45) it was already beginning to wrap around the hallway. Still got great seats (the Imax is huge thankfully), but as we were leaving @ 1:20 am, there was a huge line (longer than ours) for the 3am showing.

Great, well behaved crowd last night. $#!+, they better F***ing be for $15 bucks a pop. ;)

Please, let my group be the same. :o

And damn, that many people went to see it, eh? Wow.