The price is right for The Dark Knight. Over America’s Labor Day weekend holiday, the latest Batman movie, The Dark Knight became the 2nd movie in Hollywood history to pass the $500 million dollar mark. According to Warner Bros. studios, The Dark Knight has made over $502.4 million from domestic American ticket sales.
The Dark Knight is a huge hit in America, but not everyone loves Bruce Wayne’s alter ego. The Japanese obviously don’t like Batman at all. The Dark Knight bombed in Japan and made only a little over $8 million.
So what’s the other movie to break the $500 million mark in American ticket sales? James Cameron’s 1997 film Titanic, which made $600.8 million and still remains at #1.
In related news, sales of The Dark Knight comic book by Frank Miller (Sin City, 300) have also skyrocketed. The Dark Knight is currently ranked #63 out of all book sales on Amazon.com.
Not bad for a comic book mini series that was released in 1986.