Let’s Look At All The Box Office Records Of The Dark Knight

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(Updated on Aug 05, 2008 – Added the record for the fastest film to cross $400 million.
Updated on Aug 31, 2008 – Added the record for the fastest film to cross $500 million.)

Batman sequel “The Dark Knight” shatters many North America box office records. Let’s keep track of all its record-breaking numbers at the box office:

  • Largest number of opening with 4,366 theatres. The previous record is 4,362 theatres for “Pirates of The Caribbean: At World’s End” in 2007.

  • Biggest midnight preview with $18.5 million, topping the previous high of $16.9 million for “Star Wars: Episode III — The Revenge of the Sith” in 2005.

  • Single-day box office record with $66.4 million on its opening day. The previous record is $59.8 million set in 2007 by “Spider-Man 3”.

  • Highest weekend box office record of $155.34 million. The previous best is $151.1 million for “Spider-Man 3” in May 2007.

  • IMAX records: biggest midnight preview at $641,508; record opening day at $2,590,581; highest three-day opening weekend at $6.3 million; record per screen average at $67,036; record number of engagements for 94 IMAX screens.

  • Fastest film in history to break $200 million in 5 days. The previous record is 2004’s “Spider-Man 2” which took 8 days to reach the mark.

  • Biggest non-holiday Monday at $24.5 million.

  • Highest second-weekend record of $75.6 million, better than the $72.2 million by “Shrek 2” in 2004.

  • Fastest movie in history to cross $300 million in just 10 days. The previous record holder “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” took 16 days to make $300 million in 2006.

  • Fastest movie to cross $400 million in just 18 days. The previous record holder “Shrek 2” took 43 days to make $400 million in 2004.

  • Fastest movie to cross $500 million in just 45 days on Sunday August 31. It is the second movie beside Titanic to cross $500 million. Titanic hit $500 million in 91 days.