‘Dark Knight’ becomes third highest grossing movie

August 11th, 2008 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS  

Los Angeles, Aug 11 (Xinhua) “The Dark Knight” remained the number one movie at the US box offices this weekend, and is now the third highest grossing movie till date. Only “Titanic” and “Star Wars” have sold more tickets than the latest Batman movie, according to Media By Numbers which tracks box office receipts.

“The Dark Knight” is estimated to have earned $26 million in tickets this weekend, bringing the Warner Bros. release up to an estimated $441.5 million in business in the United States and Canada alone by the close of business Sunday night, according to Media By Numbers.

At this rate, “The Dark Knight” appears to be on track to surpass 1977’s “Star Wars” and all its re-releases over three decades, which have grossed an estimated $461 million in sales.

“Titanic,” released in 1997, remains in the number one all-time spot, having sold $600 million in tickets

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