Here it comes, the one we have been waiting for — The Dark Knight has set the record for best ever sales on an opening weekend, reaching $155.34m — beating Spider-man 3’s $151.1m.
We were holding a straw poll on potential weekend takings, my Friday prediction of $157m looks almost spot on , excellent!
“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.
Source: AP, thanks Keith!
EDIT: Looks like the final figures have been clarified — the WB had previously estimated $155.3m, it instead took in a record $158.4m, after tallying Sunday’s figures. It also set the record for an IMAX opener, earning $6.2 million from 94 IMAX theaters.