The Dark Knight: By the (Very Early) Numbers

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Industry experts estimate an opening weekend take for the The Dark Knight of at least $130 million.

As that astronomical figure sinks in, here are more incrediyl, early figures for the film:

  • It will play on 4,366 screens across North America, an industry record.
  • Fandango (which sells tickets to more than 15,000 theater screens) reports that The Dark Knight accounts for 90% of all ticket sales for the upcoming weekend. Sorry, Mamma Mia!
  • To date, The Dark Knight has more than three times as many advance tickets as Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, more than twice as many as Spider-Man 3 and almost twice as many as Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers at the same point in the sales cycle.

We'll have a complete breakdown of the post-weekend numbers next week. For now, to all the people set to see the movie: enjoy!

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The Dark Knight Quotes

I had a vision, of a world without Batman. The mob ground out a little profit and the police tried to shut them down, one block at a time. And it was so... boring. I've had a change of heart. I don't want Mr.Reese spoiling everything, but why should I have all the fun? Let's give someone else a chance. If Coleman Reese isn't dead in sixty minutes then I blow up a hospital.

The Joker

Because he's the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now...and so we'll hunt him, because he can take it. Because he's not a hero. He's a silent guardian, a watchful protector...a dark knight.

Lt. James Gordon