‘Dark Knight’ Crosses $200M Mark In Record Time
First Published: July 23, 2008 2:01 PM EDT Credit:
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Day after day, “The Dark Knight” continues to rewrite the box office record books.
The latest installment in the Batman franchise, starring Heath Ledger and Christian Bale, took in an estimated $20.9 million on Tuesday, brining the film’s five-day total to an astounding $203.8 million.
“The Dark Knight” passed the $200 million mark in a record-breaking five days, shattering the previous record of eight days which was held in a three-way tie by “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” “Spider-Man 2” and “Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith.”
Among the other records which now belong to “The Dark Knight” include the biggest opening weekend ever ($158.3 million) and biggest opening day ever at the box office ($67 million).
Both records were previously held by “Spider-Man 3.”
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