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The Dark Knight

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The Dark Knight
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Maggie Gyllenhaal
Eric Roberts
Cillian Murphy
Anthony Michael Hall
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The Dark Knight Trilogy IMAX review: Christopher Nolan’s Batman as it's meant to be seen  Express

Over Easter weekend the Odeon BFI IMAX at Waterloo in London hosted a mammoth event: Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy back-to-back. Watching ...

Thu, 2nd May 2019

Tim Burton's Batman is Still the Best Big Screen Dark Knight  CBR

Tim Burton's Batman stands as the most enduring big screen depiction of the Dark Knight, ever.

Sun, 26th May 2019

The Batman: Robert Pattinson close to Dark Knight role  Den of Geek UK

Robert Pattinson could be the next actor to put on the cape and cowl, as he transforms into The Batman.

Fri, 17th May 2019

Bane And Scarecrow May Face Robert Pattinson’s Dark Knight In The Batman  We Got This Covered

As well as the news that Robert Pattinson is the first choice for the lead role, last week brought us other intriguing details on Matt Reeves' The Batman. Namely ...

Wed, 22nd May 2019

Enough with the Batman Movies Already  VICE

Robert Pattinson will apparently be the new Batman. But do we really need more Batmen?

Fri, 17th May 2019

Heath Ledger Hated Comic Book Movies - Then He Met Christopher Nolan  Screen Rant

Heath Ledger had a dislike of comic book movies before Christopher Nolan convinced him to play the Joker in The Dark Knight. Here's why he hated them.

Fri, 3rd May 2019

28th January 2019

Glass remained at the top of the global box office this weekend although the big story is that the "family friendly" version of Deadpool 2, Once Upon A Deadpool 2 opened big in China to push it back to number 2.

Deadpool 2

Glass

Remaining at the top for a second week the M. Night Shyamalan hit film took $42.6 million from 56 countries, this boosts its total global gross to $162.6 million meaning it will soon to the directors biggest film.

Deadpool 2

Released in much of the world over Christmas of 2018, hence the retitle to Once Upon A Deadpool 2, the re-cut version of the film hit China this week and $21.4 million opening, this takes the films total global gross to $767.6 million.

Extreme Job

The Chinese film was only released in the one terretory this week but still took $20 million taking it to number 3 on the global box office and the highest new film of the week.

Aquaman

The DC film reached another milestone this week as it is now the top grossing DC film ever beating The Dark Knight Rises from 2012.

A $15.1 million weekend from a massive 80 countries gives the film the fourth spot and takes the films total global gross to $1.09 Billion.

Creed II

The second Creed movie is doing better than the original movie and this week add $13.8 million from 45 countries to boosts its total gross to $190.9 million.

8th August 2017

Still selling enough tickets to keep it on top for a third week is Dunkirk which holds off a strong debut from The Emoji Movie.

War film Dunkirk from director Christopher Nolan keeps pulling in the punters and stays on top for an incredible third weekend with a gross of £4.6 million.

This brings the films total to £28 million with no sign of slowing down yet, and with a weak load of new releases next week we could see a fourth weekend on top.

Coming in at number 2 this week is The Emoji Movie which takes a very good £2.7 million on its debut.

With the summer holidays in full swing this is a timely release and it could mean the film stays in the upper reaches of the chart for a while to come.

Big budget movie Valerian and The City of A Thousand Planets from Luc Besson should have been a massive hit but we have a bit of a flop on our hands as the film debuts at number 3 with £1.8 million.

With 6 weeks on the chart Baby Driver is this week longest running film and with nearly £40 million in total grosses Despicable Me 3 is the highest total grossing film.

Historical charts

A year ago
This time last year the excellent Suicide Squad debuted at the top knocking off Finding Dory after a single week at the top.

Five years ago
Ted from Seth Mcfarlane made its debut at the top knocking The Dark Knight Rises down to number 2 after a couple of weeks on top.

Ten years ago
The Simpsons Movie held on to the top of the box office while top new film Evan Almighty made its debut at number 4.

Fifteen years ago
Men in Black II made its debut at the top knocking off Austin Powers in Goldmember from the top after a single week.

Twenty years ago
The first Men in Black film made its debut at the top of the UK box office knocking The Lost World: Jurassic park down to number 3 after 2 weeks on top.

Twenty five years ago
Far and Away with Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman was the top film of the week, it knocked Universal Soldier down to 2 after a week on top.

12th March 2015

Lucasfilms and Disney have today firmed up some more details on their forth coming Star Wars films.

The first spin off film, directed by Gareth Edwards is called Rogue One and will be released worldwide on December 16th 2016.

Star Wars Episode VIII will be released May 26th 2017, not long after the previous Star Wars film.

Here is the full press release courtesy of starwars.com

ROGUE ONE IS THE FIRST STAR WARS STAND-ALONE FILM, RIAN JOHNSON TO WRITE AND DIRECT STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII THE TITLE FOR DIRECTOR GARETH EDWARDS' STAND-ALONE MOVIE, FEATURING ACTRESS FELICITY JONES, IS REVEALED, AND RIAN JOHNSON IS CONFIRMED FOR STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII -- COMING TO THEATERS MAY 26, 2017.

Always in motion is the future, Yoda said. The future of the Star Wars cinematic galaxy, however, is taking shape.

This morning at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, across the street from Lucasfilm, Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger hosted a shareholder meeting where he announced news regarding the first Star Wars stand-alone movie as well as Star Wars: Episode VIII.

Rogue One is the title for the first film in a unique series of big-screen adventures that explores the characters and events beyond the core Star Wars saga. Rogue One will be directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Godzilla) and written by Oscar nominee Chris Weitz (Cinderella, About a Boy, Antz). The first actress cast is Felicity Jones, who garnered an Academy Award nomination and critical acclaim for her performance in The Theory of Everything. The idea for the story of Rogue One came from John Knoll, an Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor and chief creative officer at Industrial Light & Magic. He will executive produce along with Simon Emanuel (The Dark Knight Rises, Fast & Furious 6) and Jason McGatlin (Tintin, War of the Worlds). Kathleen Kennedy and Tony To (Band of Brothers, The Pacific) are on board to produce and John Swartz (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) will co-produce. The film starts shooting this summer in London and is due for release on December 16, 2016.

In addition, Iger confirmed that Rian Johnson will write and direct Star Wars: Episode VIII. The film, which continues the saga after the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is set for release on May 26, 2017 forty years and a day after the release of Star Wars: A New Hope in 1977. Johnson is widely considered one of cinema's most gifted young filmmakers, having directed the modern sci-fi classic, Looper, as well as Brick and The Brothers Bloom. He was also behind the camera for three episodes of the critically-acclaimed TV series Breaking Bad, including Ozymandias, which series creator Vince Gilligan named as the best installment of the show. Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman, producer of Looper, Don Jon, Brick, and The Brothers Bloom, are on board to produce.

29th August 2013

Neill Blomkamp this week scores his second number 1 film with his second film, Elysium, which smashes last weeks top film from the top spot, We're the Millers and The Mortal Instruments also debut in the top 5.

With a weekend gross of £3.1 million Elysium easily takes over at the top of the UK box office making it the 21st number 1 film this year.

Following behind in the runner up spot is We're the Millers.

Last weeks top film, Kick-Ass 2, falls all the way to number 7 this week with a weekend take of just over £600,000.

Compared to my predictions Elysium did open in the top spot and was just shy of my £4 million suggestion. We're the Millers opened where I suggested at 2 and was just a little shy of the £2 million I predicted. The Mortal Instruments performed as I expected opening in the top 5 and with around £1 million. Lovelace opened well outside the top 15 (20) and only took £86,000, it was only in 80 cinemas though.

Last year Brave contunued to perform well in the top spot with the highest new film right down at 5 being Keith Lemon: The Movie.

5 years ago Hellboy II debuted at number 1 knocking The Dark Knight down to number 4.

10 years ago American Pie: The Wedding remained at the top with Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life debuting at 3 as the highest new film.

15 years ago The X-Files movie took over at the top on it's debut weekend taking over from Armageddon which fell to number 2.

21st August 2013

Alan Partridge Alpha Papa was only strong enough for a single week at the top and this week we have, for a second week, an all new top 3 with Kick-Ass 2 leading the way.

The superhero film, the follow up to 2010's Kick-Ass, takes the top spot with a weekend box office of £2.4 million, in comparison to it's predecessor which has an early April release instead, it's over a million lower, Kick-Ass making £3.8 million on it's opening.

Also opening strong in the top 3 are Disney's Planes and the US hit 2 Guns with Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg at 2 and 3 respectively.

Making a massive tumble at the box office is Alan Partridge, who falls to 7 this week with £852,967 after a fairly successful debut last week.

This time last year Brave was still at the top and doing big numbers holding off The Bourne Legacy which opened in second place.

Five years ago The Dark Knight went back to the top of the box office in it's fourth week of release, the highest new release was the Adam Sandler comedy You Don't Mess with the Zohan, hairdressing at it's best!

Ten years ago American Pie: The Wedding was debuting at the top knocking off Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl after a single week.

Fifteen years ago Bruce Willis was still stopping astroids at hte top with Armageddon while the British The Avengers (not to be mistaken with the superhero film) was the highest new film at 3.

Movie details
UK total gross
£48,871,533
36
37
The Dark Knight
38

US total gross
£534,858,444
9
10
The Dark Knight
11

Global total gross
£1,004,558,444
38
39
The Dark Knight
40

UK BBFC Certificate: 12

Popular in: United Kingdom and Spain

Box Office
UK release date:

Highest chart position: 1

Weeks on box office: 10

Box Office History
Date
Place
Week
Total
1N
£11,191,824
£11,191,824
1▲▼
£6,737,306
£25,374,829
2
£4,090,024
£34,685,968
1
£2,302,866
£40,153,039
4
£1,454,847
£43,498,315
5
£908,618
£45,787,563
7
£586,944
£46,418,476
10
£355,239
£47,641,230
11
£211,370
£48,020,515
15
£88,230
£48,246,658
Other Box Office History
3 October 2008
£62,688
10 October 2008
£50,696
17 October 2008
£18,600
24 October 2008
£16,540
31 October 2008
£9,449
7 November 2008
£20,193
14 November 2008
£4,486
21 November 2008
£22,296
28 November 2008
£21,707
5 December 2008
£3,376
12 December 2008
£6,901
19 December 2008
£440
6 February 2009
£21,244
13 February 2009
£24,712
20 February 2009
£21,136
27 February 2009
£17,153
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