'Dark Knight' Surpasses $1 Billion at Box Office
It seemed to be only a matter of time and now Batman has done it: The Dark Knight has surpassed the billion-dollar mark at the box office - having earned more money than almost any other movie ever made.
The only films to outsell this installment of Gotham's caped crusader are Titatic, Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, and Pirates of the Caribbean.
But with last night's posthumous Oscar nod for Heath Ledger's stellar performance as The Joker — this film is only going to continue doing big numbers in extended-theatre runs and home rentals and sales.
Warner Brothers has announced that the worldwide box office receipts for The Dark Knight have passed the 1 billion dollar mark.
According to 'Variety', the studio calculates that the film grossed $1,001,082,160 so far - $553 million in North America and $567 million abroad. A Warner Bros. spokesperson said that Ecuador pushed the film into 'billion dollar' status.
And that doesn't include the bazillions of bucks from home video.