I completely let this bit of news slip past me yesterday, but it is a big day for Warner Bros. as it got to thumb its nose at Sony as The Dark Knight passed the $400 million mark in just 18 days, and should have passed Spider-Man overnight.
If the box office tickets continue to roll in, The Dark Knight could reach the $500 million making it the second highest grossing title of all time, just behind Titanic.
It was a tough battle at the box office this weekend as The Dark Knight went toe to toe with Brendon Fraser’s The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.Â While the Jet Li flick was able to bring in $42.5 millon for the weekend, Dark Knight barely edged out the fight with an estimated $43.8 million. Batman’s win brings the grand total to $394.9 million.
DC Direct has announced a new production run of the 1:6 scale deluxe Joker collector figure.Â The figure has been sold out for a while, and with the success of the Dark Knight movie, the company is trying to meet demand.
THE DARK KNIGHT: THE JOKER 1:6 SCALE DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE features an intricate fabric costume consisting of a shirt, tie, vest, blazer, pants, overcoat and loafers, with movie-specific accessories including three knives, a handgun with removable clip, a bank robbery mask, three sets of hands, as well as a display stand.
The new figure will be in stores September 10 for $89.95.
It’s not a surprise that Warner Bros. Dark Knight movie took the top spot again this past weekend, raking in another $75.6 million, bringing the 10 day total for the film to $312 million.Â Last week, I guess the movie would only see a 20% drop in ticket sales.Â I was proved wrong, as the film ended up dropping 52%.Â I wonder if Comic Con had anything to do with that…
In this bonus episode, Scott Johnson from My Extra Life (www.myextralife.com) and Stephen Schleicher review The Dark Knight movie from Warner Bros. and wrap up the Nerdtacular II event.
Batman and James Gordon join forces with Gotham’s new District Attorney, Harvey Dent, to take on a psychotic bank robber known as The Joker, whilst other forces plot against them, and Joker’s crimes grow more and more deadly.
I think everyone saw this coming after the spectacular opening night the Dark Knight had in theaters.Â It’s official now, The Dark Knight has officially pwned Spider-Man in the box office, taking in an estimated $155.3 million over the weekend.Â Even at two hours and forty-one minutes, the Dark Knight was able to best the third installment of the wall crawler series by $4 million.
“This is a career-capper for anybody who works on a film like this in our business,” Warners distribution president Dan Fellman said. “It’s a great ride, and it’s just beginning, Most of the big summer films have already come out, so we have a great play time ahead of us.”
Is the Dark Knight perfect?Â No, there are plenty of flaws that can be pointed out.Â Is it fun and entertaining?Â Oh yes.Â If you haven’t given Warner Bros. your $10 yet, you really ought to catch this movie in the theater.Â It is big, it is loud, and it is a thrill ride you won’t get sitting at home watching it on your 65-inch plasma.Â Â As we have seen this summer, and in fact all year, movies tend to have a major drop off going into the second weekend.Â I would be surprised if Dark Knight had and more than a 20% drop at the box office, and wouldn’t be surprised if the numbers rose a little bit given the numerous showings, fan hype, and the awesome performance by Heath Ledger.
Man What A Day!Â And it ain’t even over yet.Â The first half of the My Extra Life Nerdtacular II was a huge success.Â Everyone in the theater loved the Dark Knight.Â There were prizes given away, a fountain of glow sticks pouring down on the audience, a chance to meet people from all over North America, and even the Dark Knigh his bad self showed up.
And yes, some of them actually know about Major Spoilers.
So without further adieu, here’s a portion of the photos taken at today’s event.
People around the world have been wetting themselves in anticipation (or so I hear, I wouldn’t know from any first hand experience – I swear) for the release of Warner Bros.’Â Dark Knight movie.Â Today’s the day, and with screenings beginning at 6:00 AM in some cities, Dark Knight is priming itself to be the biggest opening weekend box office of all time – it just has to beat Spider-Man 3.
More exploitation cuteness after the jump, for those of you that care to see more photos of my son wearing a Batman mask.
In this bonus episode, Rodrigo and Stephen review the Batman: Gotham Knight DVD from Warner Video.
Acclaimed screenwriters including David Goyer (Batman Begins) Josh Olson (A History of Violence) and Alan Burnett (Batman The Animated Series) join forces with revered animation filmmakers on six spellbinding chapters chronicling Batman s transition from novice crimefighter to Dark Knight. These globe-spanning adventures pit Batman against the fearsome Scarecrow the freakish Killer Croc and the unerring marksman Deadshot. Using an arsenal of high-tech gadgetry from Wayne Industries Batman s ethical boundaries exist only where he chooses to place them leaving some fearful of his power. The sharp storytelling complemented by stylish art from some of the world s most visionary animators masterfully depicts the blurred lines of Batman as man myth and legend.
As one of the stars of the ABC hit series “Ugly Betty,” Ana Ortiz has enchanted the primetime audience playing Hilda Suarez, big sister to the title character. Today, Ortiz offers fans a 180-degree acting pivot from her most noteworthy role by voicing gritty detective Anna Ramirez in the DC Universe original animated film “Batman Gotham Knight.” The film is available today, July 8, on DVD, Blu-Ray and OnDemand.
Ortiz initially auditioned for the same part in “The Dark Knight,” but lost out to Monique Curnen. Her disappointment didn’t last long as casting/dialogue director Andrea Romano took one look at the animated Ramirez and â€“ without prior knowledge of her live-action audition â€“ immediately sought to cast Ortiz in the voice role.