'The Dark Knight' Becomes the 7th Highest Grossing Film of All Time

The Christopher Nolan blockbuster just passed 'Spider-Man' yesterday.
Another day, another record, of sorts, for The Dark Knight. Media By Numbers is reporting that The Dark Knight has shot past Spider-Man to overtake seventh place on the all-time domestic box office charts.

The Dark Knight's Tuesday haul of $5.67 million puts its cumulative total at $405.7 million after just 19 days, besting the $403.7 million that Spider-Man took in during its 2002 summer theatrical run.

The Dark Knight is now $17.5 million behind the sixth-place film, 2006's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.

The Dark Knight was released July 18th, 2008 and stars Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Monique Gabriela Curnen. The film is directed by Christopher Nolan.



Sources: Media By Numbers

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  1. The First Avenger: JohnnyBlaze

    this movie was awsome, and deserves its olace among the highest. im a die hard marvel fan but Spider 3 sucked and needed 2 b dethroned as the highest comic movie.Cudos bats

    6 years agoby @johnnyblazetb82Flag

  2. JonSpidey07

    wow
    i love the movie don't get me wrong
    but i'm pissed it surpassed Spider-Man!

    6 years agoby @jonspidey07Flag

  3. Elessar26

    I heard Common is going to play green Lantern.. and wonder woman is to b played by a super model,

    Josh Brolin is 2 old man, Ryan Reynolds as flash?? that'd be great.. here's my ideal jla cast,
    Doug Jones as Martian manhunter,
    James Caviezel as superman,
    Wentworth Miller as batman, (just grow him some hair)

    6 years agoby @elessar26Flag

  4. T.Clark

    Since u brought it up, ideal jla cast:

    JLA: Justice League of America:

    Clark Kent/Superman-Josh Brolin

    Bruce Wayne/Batman-Josh Duhamal

    Diana Prince/Wonder Woman-Megan Fox

    Wally West/The Flash-Ryan Reynolds

    Hal Jordan/Green Lantern-Matthew Fox

    J'onn J'onz/Martain Manhunter-Arnold Vosloo

    Arthur Curry/Aquaman-Jason Lewis

    6 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  5. DARTH69

    I HAVE THE 8TH HIGHEST FILM
    JUSTICE LEAGUE SAME WRITER/DIRECTOR FROM DARK KNIGHT
    CHRISTIAN BALE-BATMAN/BRANDON ROUTH-SUPERMAN AND SOME HIGH PROFILE ACTORS TO FILL IN THE REST OF THE LEAGUE
    YOU CAN'T LOSE

    6 years agoby @mikeg79Flag

  6. CBF

    Cool.

    6 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  7. Nyfresh

    thats crazy how a batman film could raise so much money, like i would understand the titanic but a batman film (no hatin)

    6 years agoby @leo16Flag

  8. Phatlightning

    Dark Knight will hold the number 1 spot for one more week, then it will be knocked off by Tropic Thunder AND Deathrace. But it will have said 'SCUSE me to Star Wars by then for the number 2 spot..

    6 years agoby @sxers2k1Flag

  9. XJWS79

    Go ahead a post a new thread movie web because Dark Knight is now #3 all time for USA Box Office, would be long before Star Wars losses it's #2 spot.

    6 years agoby @xjws79Flag

  10. Elessar26

    haha.. my bad.. I was carried away by Jack (Leo) and Rose's(Kate) appearance.. they looked american.. haha.. and btw, i have a trivia 4 ya'll comic book fans.. did u know that Ioan Gruffudd aka Reed Richards has a small part in Titanic..

    6 years agoby @elessar26Flag

  11. PhxtonyMex

    titianic an American tragedy??? Wasn't titanic made in Liverpool?? Last time I cheked liverpool was in the uk.

    Mcesenas I must say that I did not know that. Fair enough!

    6 years agoby @phxtonymexFlag

  12. Elessar26

    d sinking of Titanic was a tragic moment for d americans.. it was once claimed as the "unsinkable ship".. granpa's of ur old man lived at that time.. and one way of reliving that is by doing a tribute.. remembering the souls of ur old man's old man or granny.. our great great grannys.. so yeah, the term "fresh" is wrong.. but still, 1,500 deaths is not that hard 2 4get.. especially when their offspring's still alive..

    6 years agoby @elessar26Flag

  13. mcesenas

    actually phxtony mex E.T. still beats titanic in being number 1 for the most weeks. E.T. waz number 1 for 16 weeks in a row

    6 years agoby @mcesenasFlag

  14. MovieBuff

    I understand Elessar26 comments about the dvd and vcr and piracy comments... those are all legit reasons why Titanic made so much money, BUT..

    What does he mean by "d incident of the Titanic was still fresh at their memories (like what the WTC movie had tried to attempt, but did not get much attention as Titanic did)"? Titanic sunk in 1912... the movie was made in 1997... That's freaking 85 years later. Fresh on peoples minds? I must be missing something?

    6 years agoby @moviebuff123Flag

  15. PhxtonyMex

    by the way, Titanic not only holds the record for # 1 in dosmestic gross, it also holds the record of THE only movie in history to be # 1 for 15 weeks straight. Pineapple is about to ruin that record for the dark knight. The dark knight would have made more money if it were released in December, with less competition.

    Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the dark knight, it's the definition of great entertainment, Its like silence of the lambs meets the god father.

    6 years agoby @phxtonymexFlag

  16. PhxtonyMex

    It will not take titanic's place. For sure 2nd place. Although if any movie should beat titanic it should be this one. And even if it makes more than 600.000.00, it still needs to sell about 900.000.00 worth in tickets sales for what titanic sold in tickets back in 98.

    So, star wars step a side for the dark knight!!!!!

    6 years agoby @phxtonymexFlag

  17. spideykea

    It has a great chance of passing Star Wars, although would,of course,be hard to pass Titanic.It was just one of those movies that came along, and kept on going for months.

    6 years agoby @spideykeaFlag

  18. vaver16

    nice

    6 years agoby @vaver16Flag

  19. LinkinFanNum1

    Thats great news but The Dark Knight has to pass Pirates, Star Wars Episode One, E.T., Shrek 2, Star Wars, and Titanic. Titanic is gonna be hard, $600,788,188 when The Dark Knight is at $405,700,000.

    6 years agoby @linkinfannum1Flag

  20. renodc

    Great point from Elessar, although I would say piracy doesn't play as much a role as say the ever rising cost of "going to the movies", the price of gas, and the ever growing community of former moviegoers who have convinced themselves (wrongly I might add, unless they're sitting 5 feet away from their television) that they can get the exact same movie experience from their high-def home theater set-up.

    6 years agoby @renodcFlag

  21. JR

    reason it wont beat titanic is very clear elessar pointed out that with all the cam rec. and all the pirate sh*t its not gonna beat titanic but it would be awsome if it did.

    6 years agoby @supbitchFlag

  22. Phatlightning

    lol thats quite a bold claim b-dog, soon it will cost double what it cost to see a movie back when Titanic came out, and the price is only going to keep going up.. it will only be a matter of time till 600 million is an easy feet for any summer blockbuster.. everyone, errm, shall I say all the Dark Knight junkies, thinks this movie is the see all, end all of movies. It's quite ridiculous.

    6 years agoby @sxers2k1Flag

  23. b-dog

    TITANIC IS GOIN' DOWN, WATCH DARK KNIGHT AGAIN AND TELL EVERBODY ELSE YOU KNOW TO WATCH IT/WATCH IT AGAIN. WE ALL NEED A GREAT MOVIE TO BE #1 AND I DON'T THINK ANOTHER MOVIE WILL COME CLOSE TO #1 OR BEING IN THE #1 SPOT AS OF THE DARK KNIGHT.................

    6 years agoby @b-dogFlag

  24. Phatlightning

    thats a good point elessar..

    6 years agoby @sxers2k1Flag

  25. The Dark Knight

    this movie is history

    6 years agoby @thedarkknight23Flag

  26. Elessar26

    During the Titanic era, piracy was not yet at large.. Dvds and vcds were not yet invented.. and d incident of the Titanic was still fresh at their memories (like what the WTC movie had tried to attempt, but did not get much attention as Titanic did)

    6 years agoby @elessar26Flag

  27. batman's protege

    y did titanic make so much f'in money who went to go c that gay sh*t

    6 years agoby @movielover1994Flag

  28. revolution909

    doesn't surprise me. it was a fantastic movie. it will keep going up and might beat Titanic. but this is American box office. world-wide is completely different.

    6 years agoby @comida910Flag

  29. JR

    i know this will take 2nd place for sure but beating titanic will be hard. but hey a comic book came in 2nd place for the most money thats all i need to hear.

    6 years agoby @supbitchFlag