Monday, July 28, 2008

The Dark Knight ignites the summer box-office.

We're back from vacation and we'll be catching up with Dailies over the next few days but the performance over the last ten days of Chris Nolan's The Dark Knight had to have  quick follow-up to the piece we wrote ten days. Most significant of the history set with The Dark Knight's release was it's stunning opening weekend piling up over 155 million in it's first three days. That beat out last year's performance of Spiderman 3 to become the largest opening ever at the American box-office. Other records that are falling by the way side: largest second weekend take (more than 75 mil.), a worldwide haul over opening weekend of 254 mil. was the largest ever and the fastest sprint to 300 mil. with The Dark Knight reaching the coveted mark in just ten days, beating the previous record of 16 days set by Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.

The Dark Knight has also become the highest grossing US box-office film of the summer (and so likely the year) topping Iron Man's 314 million in just 11 days. A feat that Indiana Jones has been trying to do for the last two months, still without success.

We saw The Dark Knight in a unique setting, the Valley Brook Drive-in in Lyons Falls, NY. (A must-do part of our annual trek to the edge of the Adirondack State Park). Though a drive-in setting doesn't quite deliver state of the art screenings, it was still one hell of a ride and one which we'll be looking to repeat in a higher tech setting later this week.

We'll sum up with this. The Dark Knight is the best superhero based film (it seems a disservice to simply call this a superhero movie) we've ever seen. It's also one of the best action films we've ever seen and it's by far the best sequel. If you have even the slightest interest, go. You will be throughly entertained.

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