Kapow! Wham! Boff! Batman Breaks $500 Million at US Box Office
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 just American ticket sales. But some reason the Japanese don't like Batman. The Dark Knight bombed in Japan and only made 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 $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.