How repetitive: the number one movie for last weekend once again features a man dressed up as a flying rodent. Â “Pineapple Express?” Â Pshaw. Â “Traveling Pants” sequel? Â Nuh uh. Â Another $26 million happens to have found its way into the coffers of Warner Brothers, making a grand total of $441,541,000 domestically and $704,641,000 worldwide. Â
More perspective? Â The former number one comic book adaptation and Superhero themed movie was “Spider-Man” with $403,706,375 domestically. Â Go on and look at the number for “The Dark Knight” again. Â Yeah. Â More than $35 million more. Â In four weeks. Â The web slinger was in theatres from May 3rd, 2002 to August 18th. Â Admittedly, ticket prices are way higher than they were at the time, but still …
The biggest news of all is that Christopher Nolan is, for the first time in decades, breathing down George Lucas’ neck. Â The all time domestic gross rankings show the 1977 classic “Star Wars” at just shy of $461 million … which is about twenty million higher than the current “Dark Knight” tally. Â That could happen within a week or so. Â Sure, the $600 million from “Titanic” seems safe … but who knows? Â Who knows, indeed?
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