Saturday, July 19, 2008

The Dark Knight Breaks Records, Blows Minds

According to its distributor Warner Bros., The Dark Knight set a single-day box office record, earning $66.4 million on its opening day, July 18.Reuters reports that the highly anticipated follow-up to Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins is on track to trounce the $151.1 million opening weekend record held by 2007's Spider-Man 3.

I was able to catch the 10:30 screening of The Dark Knight at City Center 15: Cinema De Lux in White Plains, NY last night and was shocked (and pleased) to see so many excited people lining up nearly an hour before the screening. The theater was packed, and there was an electricity in the air unlike that of any filmgoing experience I've had in some time. We were ready for The Dark Knight, and the pre-screening anticipation was warranted. The Dark Knight is not only the best comic book adaptation of all time, but it's also one of the best sequels I've ever seen, and may be one of the best action films in history. Nothing in recent memory even comes close in terms of scope or characterization.

Look for my full review of The Dark Knight on Broken Frontier later this week.

1 comment:

une petite souris said...

I still think it's too scary for this girl.