According to Reuters, its distributor, Warner Bros. Pictures, expects The Dark Knight to earn at least $100 million more in North American ticket sales, which would place it ahead of No. 2 all-time box office record holder Star Wars (1977). The No. 1 all-time box office champ, James Cameron’s Titanic (1997), earned $601 million domestically.
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For those who have yet to see the Christopher Nolan’s phenomenal Batman Begins follow-up, it lives up to its astronomical hype and critical praise. An Oscar-worthy performance by Heath Ledger brings the maniacal Joker to the big screen like never before, while Christian Bale cements himself as the definitive Caped Crusader. Not only is The Dark Knight a pitch-perfect comic book adaptation, but it’s hands-down the best film to hit theaters this year.