18 July 2008

Bright night for 'Dark Knight'

The new Batman film, "The Dark Knight," has set a new box office record for a midnight debut, the AP is reporting. Here's the brief:

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A tracking firm says ‘‘The Dark Knight’’ has set a box office record for a midnight debut.

Media By Numbers says the new Batman movie from Warner Bros. brought in $18.5 million Friday from its midnight screening in 3,040 theaters.

That bested the 2005 performance of ‘‘Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith,’’ which took in $16.9 million at its debut.

‘‘The Dark Knight’’ figure did not include any of its 3 a.m. or 6 a.m. showings.


I know in Columbus, we sold out four shows and had a good crowd in the fifth, so maybe it's no Joker.

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