Monday, July 21, 2008
The Dark Knight has already set 8 records...
1 - Largest number of opening theatres with 4,366 (more than the 4,362 debut theatres of pirates of the caribbean: at world's end in 2007).
2 - Biggest midnight preview gross with $18.489 million in 3,040 theatres (beats star wars episode iii: revenge of the sith and its $16.9 million in 2,915 theatres in 2005).
3 - Biggest imax midnight previews set an new record with $640,000 (included in the $18.489 million preview number).
4 - Biggest single-day gross in box-office history with $67.850 million (bests the $59,841,919 set by spider-man 3 in 2007).
5 - Biggest opening weekend gross in box office history with $155.340 million (bests the $151,116 million set by spider-man 3 in 2007).
6 - Biggest opening weekend gross for an imax release in box office history with $6,214,061 million in 94 theatres with $66,107 per theatre. (bests the $4.7 million set by Spider-Man 3 in 2007.) Imax showing at full capacity $1.9 million on Saturday alone.
7 - Biggest opening weekend of 2008 with $151.340 (beats Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull's $101.137 million from may 23-25, 2008)
8 - Biggest July opening ever (beats Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest's $135,634,554 on july 7, 2006).
Damn, that's a lotta numbers.
As Heath Ledger's character might say: