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BAT’S AMAZING! MAN IN TIGHTS EYES UNSINKABLE RECORD

Posted in Batman, How much???, movies, Top Dollar Heroes, Top Dollar Movie Heroes, Top Dollar News by Jim McMillan on August 3, 2008

Previously unheralded oddball website Gotham News has been enjoying a feast of hits recently, thanks to its fictional defender, Batman. And the hits won’t stop coming in to the curioblog just so long as the Caped Crusader continues to scale dizzy heights at the box office. Perhaps in part due to the tragic death of Heath Ledger, Warner Bros movie “The Dark Knight” appears to be closing in on the all time US box office record of $600.8 million set by Titanic. The movie, which stars anti-mummy’s boy Christian Bale, has soared to a $394.9 million haul in just 17 days, according to Sunday’s studio estimates and Warner’s head of distribution Dan Fellman predicts it will sail past the $400 million mark by tomorrow night.

Despite Bale’s alleged shenanigans, since bagging an opening weekend haul of $158.4 million, Dark Knight has gone from strength to strength. According to Fellman, it will top $500 million, if not overtake Titanic’s record, which – like the boat – was thought to be pretty unsinkable.

New York Post movie critic Kyle Smith agrees with Fellman, though he thinks Titanic’s record willl stay afloat for now. “I think it can [break the record] though it’s highly unlikely it will approach the $600 million “Titanic” took in,” says Smith on his imaginatively-titled blog Kyle Smith Online.

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