Batman and his batmobile are once again crashing through the record books. 'The Dark Knight' crossed the 500 million dollar mark on Sunday, in half the time it took the number one blockbuster 'Titanic' to make a half billion dollars, the Associated Press reports.
After just six weeks, 'The Dark Knight' has now grossed 502.4 million at the domestic box office.
Now, the burning question, will the 'Dark Knight' sink 'Titanic''s hold on number one? Industry observers don't think so. The James Cameron epic film took in over 600 million at the domestic box office. Dan Fellman, head of distribution of Warner Bros, tells the AP that he expects the caped crusader to swoop in somewhere around the $530 million mark.
'The Dark Knight' has been on track for box office glory since it hit the multi-plex. When it bowed on July 18th it had the biggest opening weekend of all time, making over $158 million. By Aug 18, the Christopher Nolan flick became the second highest grossing film of all time, surpassing the beloved first 'Star Wars' film.