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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

'The Dark Knight' tracking extremely well

***Update*** "The Dark Knight" posts biggest weekend in box office history!

*Update* MovieTickets.com is reporting that, 16 days prior to its release, over 100 "Dark Knight" performances are already sold out for opening weekend.

As if you needed much evidence for whether Warner Bros.' next Batman offering The Dark Knight will be a certified mega-blockbuster, MovieTickets.com just released an internal poll showing that Christopher Nolan's latest offering could be the biggest debut of the summer, if not the entire year. According to the poll, 81% of male moviegoers and 66 percent of female moviegoers polled June 10-15 intend to see "The Dark Knight" opening weekend. 100% of ticket buyers polled were aware of The Dark Knight's release this summer, compared with 49% of ticket buyers three weeks before "The Incredible Hulk" and 36% of buyers three weeks before "Iron Man."

The Incredible Hulk muscled its way to a $54.5 million opening, while Iron Man bowed with $98.6 million. The biggest opening of all-time was last May's Spider-Man 3 with $151.1 million, a number I expect The Dark Knight to possibly challenge on July 18th.

Nolan's Batman Begins breathed new life to the once-downtrodden Warner franchise when it launched on June 15th, 2005 to stellar reviews. Debuting with $48.7 million, the film went on to gross $205 million domestic and $371.8 million worldwide.


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patrick said...

kudos to the makers Dark Knight for their record breaking opening weekend... it's no wonder there's talk of another one coming out ASAP