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Record #5: Fastest to reach $200m! July 24th, 2008

The Dark Knight has utterly smashed the record for reach­ing $200m the fastest, the pre­vi­ous record was eight days — by three films — Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Spider-Man 2 and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith; all big name con­tenders. The Dark Knight has achieved this in five days, knock­ing a whole 3 days off the record. That’s phenomenal.

On Mon­day the movie took $24.5 mil­lion (a best ever non-holiday Mon­day) and Tues­day it added a fur­ther $20.87 mil­lion (sec­ond best ever to Trans­form­ers).

SSH has a nice sum­mary of The Dark Knight’s major accom­plish­ments so far:

Widest release (4,366 the­aters), biggest mid­night open­ing ($18.5M), biggest open­ing week­end ($158.4M), biggest July opener ($158.4M), biggest PG-13 rated open­ing ($158.4M), biggest sin­gle day ($67.2M), biggest open­ing day ($67.2M), biggest Fri­day ($67.2M), biggest Sun­day ($43.6M), biggest IMAX open­ing ($6.3M) and fastest to $200M in five days ($203.8M).

Source: Media by Num­bers, Thanks Keith

Comments No Responses to “Record #5: Fastest to reach $200m!”

Tim July 24th, 2008

That’s really good for domes­tic sales. I remem­ber Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End mak­ing $400 mil­lion in 6 days, but that was worldwide.

bat­man July 24th, 2008

are there any stats show­ing which city brought in the most money for this movie over the week­end (i.e. chicago)?

the bus driver July 28th, 2008

Yeah that would be cool to see the world­wide stats. It would also be cool to see the stats of city by city. As of writ­ing this it’s past 300 million