Monday, August 11, 2008
The Dark Knight Continues To Reign The Box Office
Its been one month since The Dark Knight opens in the silver screen but it still continues to break record after record of box office hits. For now The Dark Knight remained No. 1 at the cinemas for the fourth straight weekend, grossing $26 million and bringing its total take to $441.5 million – and making it the third top-grossing film of all time, surpassing the previous third-ranked Shrek 2, reports Variety.
Sometime this week, the movie, starring Christian Bale and the late Heath Ledger, is expected to overtake the No. 2 record box-office holder, Star Wars. (Still ranked No. 1 is Titanic, with $601 million.)
Pineapple Express was the weekend's second best-performing movie, with $22.4 million. It was followed in the Top 5 by The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor; $16.1 million; The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, $10.8 million; and Step Brothers, $8.9 million.
No. 6 was Mamma Mia!, with $8.1 million – enough to put it over the $100-million mark.