Awesome!!! The Dark Knight totally rocks. I've watched it twice and am considering catching it a third time. Have you?
23 July 2008 Dark Knight is S’pore’s biggest weekend grosser in ‘08
HE’S tops among superheroes.
The latest instalment in the Caped Crusader franchise, The Dark Knight, has the highest weekend opening in Singapore so far this year.
It made $2.09 million from last Thursday to Sunday, a spokesman for its distributor, Warner Bros, told my paper. The takings also enhanced the film’s status as the biggest movie opening of all time at the North American box office.
The film grossed US$158.355 million (S$213.824 million) during its first three days of release across the United States and Canada – a US$3 million improvement over Sunday’s estimate from the Time Warner Inc-owned studio. The mark shattered the US$151.1 million earned by Spider-Man 3 in May last year.
The Dark Knight features a mesmerising final performance by the late Heath Ledger as Batman’s arch-rival, the Joker.
Buzz has been building for weeks about director Christopher Nolan’s follow-up to 2005’s Batman Begins, with reviewers hailing Ledger’s performance as being worthy of a posthumous Oscar.
The film also collected US$41.3 million in ticket sales from 20 foreign markets, up from Sunday’s estimate of US$40 million. That brings its worldwide total to US$199.655 million.