Dark Knight Sets Box Office Record
'Dark Knight' sets weekend record with $155.344Million
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Batman has sent Spidey packing as king of Hollywood's box office superheroes.Don'tcha love when a movie THIS good hits big? So rare. . .
"The Dark Knight" took in a record $155.34 million in its first weekend, said Dan Fellman, head of distribution for Warner Bros., which released the "Batman Begins" sequel.
That topped Hollywood's previous best of $151.1 million, set by "Spider-Man 3" in May 2007.
"We knew it would be big, but we never expected to dominate the marketplace like we did," Fellman said. The movie should shoot past the $200 million mark by the end of the week, he said.
Factoring in higher admission prices, however, "Spider-Man 3" may have sold slightly more tickets than "The Dark Knight."