As Warner Bros’ new superhero movie, Watchmen, hits theatres, the studio has taken the highest-earning superhero movie ever off of the big screen. The Dark Knight finishes its U.S. theatrical run with an impressive $533.3 million, going into the books as the second highest-grossing movie in U.S. history.
Sadly, that means the film will never do what many had hoped and overtake Titanic‘s $600-million total to become the highest-earning movie ever.
Still, The Dark Knight had a nice run. It was in theatres for 231 days and topped $1 billion worldwide: no easy feat. It’s safe to say Warner Bros. made a tidy profit on the $185-million film.
As Box Office Mojo notes, The Dark Knight is still playing at a handful of theatres, but Warner Bros. has stopped tracking it.
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