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The Dark Knight On The Verge of Beating Titanic

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

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The folks over at IGN wants your help to topple Titanic from the top spot as the highest grossing film of all time. The views concerning Titanic is IGN’s alone:

It was 1997. Titanic opened just before Christmas. It was one of those movies that debuted at exactly the right time, striking every possible chord with audiences. The subject matter, for whatever reason, was a source of fascination for people at the time. The movie had just the right cast — Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet were on the verge of superstardom. It utilized exciting, headline-grabbing filmmaking techniques to tell its period story. And we may cringe just thinking about Celine Dion with that giant rock around her elongated neck, but the film was set to music that was absolutely perfect for the times.

And so it was. Grown men cried, virgins were deflowered, and Titanic became the #1 movie of all time. The world was changed. It was that big of a deal.

But a funny thing happened… Time passed, and cinematic tastes evolved. Now, there are plenty of classic Hollywood films that have weathered these changes. But Titanic isn’t one of them. Ironically, the things that made it so very appropriate for the late-1990s, are the things that make it seem so incredibly dated now. Today, Titanic plays like a sickeningly schmaltzy cheese-fest of epic proportions. And that’s why it must be defeated as the top-grossing domestic movie ever. It simply cannot stand! But who will take back the box office crown?

Enter The Dark Knight. Christopher Nolan’s masterpiece of a sequel to Batman Begins. Now, who knows if we’ll look back on this film the same way in a decade, but we’re pretty sure it’ll still remain one of the best movies we’ve ever seen. That’s why we’re taking it upon ourselves here at IGN to launch a grassroots effort aimed at making The Dark Knight the highest-grossing flick ever. And we need your help, Bat-fans!

TDK, after nine weeks of release, has the second-highest domestic gross of all time — over $517 million. Titanic is still floating atop the list with $600.8 million. For you math geniuses out there, that’s an $83 million deficit. And with the Bat-sequel only pulling in around $4 million this weekend, we’ve all got some work to do. So, spread the word! Let’s get out in force to see The Dark Knight for the umpteenth time, and deliver a shattering Batarang blow right to Jack Dawson’s stunningly gorgeous jaw.

Can we do it? Yes, we can. The Dark Knight has been in theaters for 9 weeks. Titanic enjoyed a whopping 41-week run. That long of a run may not be in the cards for The Dark Knight as the DVD and Blu-ray release are expected in December, but an IMAX rerelease has already been announced for January, so that’s sure to help the cause. For now, the flick is still playing in 2,191 theaters. So, let’s get out there and fill some seats, people!

We hope you’ll join us and do your part to make the world a better place. We’ll be back next week with an update on TDK’s gross and our campaign’s progress. Until then, “¡Sí, se puede!”

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New Dark Knight Trailer Coming Soon

Thursday, February 21st, 2008


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Supersite DarkHorizons.com is reporting that the next trailer for The Dark Knight is slated to debut with Warners’ prehistoric epic 10,000 B.C., which opens March 7th.

The site adds that this new trailer, unlike the Joker-heavy first one, will feature more of Christian Bale and Aaron Eckhart as Bruce Wayne and Harvey Dent, respectively. It was previously reported that Warners had always intended on building the initial marketing phase for The Dark Knight around the Joker before switching the focus to Dent.

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The Dark Knight 2 Minute Trailer

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008


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Get a load of Heath Ledger as the Joker in The Dark Knight.

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The Dark Knight Movie Posters

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008


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Release date: July 18th, 2008
Director Christopher Nolan
Writer: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan
Screenplay: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Eric Roberts, Anthony Michael Hall, Nestor Carbonell, Melinda McGraw, Nathan Gamble, Michael Jai White
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Official site: thedarkknight.com
Rating: NONE

Synopsis:
Christian Bale once again embodies the man behind the mask in “The Dark Knight.” The film reunites Bale with director Christopher Nolan and takes Batman across the world in his quest to fight a growing criminal threat. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman has been making headway against local crime…until a rising criminal mastermind known as The Joker (Heath Ledger) unleashes a fresh reign of chaos across Gotham City. To stop this devious new menace–Batman’s most personal and vicious enemy yet–he will have to use every high-tech weapon in his arsenal and confront everything he believes.

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The Dark Knight Teaser Trailer

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

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Synopsis:
Batman (Christian Bale) and Gotham City Police Lt. James Gordon (Gary Oldman) team up with newly appointed DA Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) to stop a vicious killer with a warped sense of humor known only as The Joker (Heath Ledger).


Hall’s Dark Knight Role Revealed?

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

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Anthony Michael Hall

A new report online has revealed Anthony Michael Hall’s role in the The Dark Knight. Read on:

The rumor mill has been wildly speculating for months about what role Anthony Michael Hall is playing in The Dark Knight. Speculation has run the gamut from The Riddler to Alberto Falcone. While it is known that Hall plays an adversarial character, the exact identity of the character has thus far been clouded in mystery. However, a new report online claims to have blown the lid off this big Bat secret.

According to a scooper for HollywoodChicago.com, Hall “plays an investigative reporter for the GCN, which was photographed on Aug. 19.” The rest of what the site had to say was SPOILERISH so be advised of that if you continue reading this report.

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The Joker Begins

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

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Christian Bale

Rumor has it that the The Dark Knight will feature the origin story of the Joker. Read on:

Rumors are spreading online that The Dark Knight may feature an origin story of sorts for The Joker, played by Heath Ledger. If true, an origin subplot would help clarify discrepancies about the Clown Prince of Crime’s look in the Christopher Nolan-directed sequel to Batman Begins.

A blogger named “David” at blog.360.yahoo.com posted about his experience as an extra on the set of the forthcoming football drama The Express where he met another extra who claimed to have just worked on the Chicago shoot of The Dark Knight as Heath Ledger’s stand-in.

If the following claims are true then be aware of SPOILERS …

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