Until today, only three films in history had ever grossed over one billion dollars theatrically. Those movies were Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, and Titanic.
Now you can add Chris Nolan’s Batman movie to that list.
The Dark Knight has now grossed $1,001,082,160. I just wanted you to see that typed out.
When it was re-released on January 23, it was $4 million away from the magic number.
So, given the choice between the Oscar and crossing the $1 billion dollar mark, which do you think Warner Bros. would choose? Yeah…