I’m not going to sit here and discuss the movie with you. I’m not going to reveal spoilers, what I like, what I didn’t like or anything of the sort. Instead, you must see it. The movie is near flawless and is now my favorite movie ever. The cast gives a mind-blowing performance, with Aaron Eckhart and Heath Ledger handling the villains of the movie with incredible demeanor. Bale is still one of the best at playing Batman and Maggie Gyllenhall handles the role of Rachel much better than Katie Holmes did in Batman Begins.
There’s more ass-kissing to be done but seriously, you need to see this movie on the big screen. Sure, about five different CAMs are available, including the 2Bros release I got the other night. Just see it in the theater, I must insist. This is a movie literally made for the silver screen (six scenes were shot with IMAX cameras) and I’m so happy I could see it opening night to help contribute to the whopping 8 RECORDS it broke. Those records?
1 – LARGEST NUMBER OF OPENING THEATRES WITH 4,366 (MORE THAN THE 4,362 DEBUT THEATRES OF PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END IN 2007).
2 – BIGGEST MIDNIGHT PREVIEW GROSS WITH $18.489 MILLION IN 3,040 THEATRES (BEATS STAR WARS EPISODE III: REVENGE OF THE SITH AND ITS $16.9 MILLION IN 2,915 THEATRES IN 2005).
3 – BIGGEST IMAX MIDNIGHT PREVIEWS SET AN NEW RECORD WITH $640,000 (INCLUDED IN THE $18.489 MILLION PREVIEW NUMBER).
4 – BIGGEST SINGLE-DAY GROSS IN BOX-OFFICE HISTORY WITH $67.850 MILLION (BESTS THE $59,841,919 SET BY SPIDER-MAN 3 IN 2007).
5 – BIGGEST OPENING WEEKEND GROSS IN BOX OFFICE HISTORY WITH $155.340 MILLION (BESTS THE $151,116 MILLION SET BY SPIDER-MAN 3 IN 2007).
6 – BIGGEST OPENING WEEKEND GROSS FOR AN IMAX RELEASE IN BOX OFFICE HISTORY WITH $6,214,061 MILLION IN 94 THEATRES WITH $66,107 PER THEATRE. (BESTS THE $4.7 MILLION SET BY SPIDER-MAN 3 IN 2007.) IMAX SHOWING AT FULL CAPACITY $1.9 MILLION ON SATURDAY ALONE.
7 – BIGGEST OPENING WEEKEND OF 2008 WITH $151.340 (BEATS INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL’S $101.137 MILLION FROM MAY 23-25, 2008)
8 – BIGGEST JULY OPENING EVER (BEATS PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN’S CHEST’S $135,634,554 ON JULY 7, 2006).
The Dark Knight will go down as an amazing piece of American cinematagrophy. Ledger will surely receive an Oscar nom and a sequel will be ready around 2011 I’m hoping.