He ain’t no Knight….. the Dark Knight has taken over as King – King of the Box Office that is. Beating all expectations, (and mighty high expectations they were too), the second Batman movie to feature Christian Bale as the caped crusader set a new box office record. The movie’s opening weekend scored a total $155 million in ticket sales opening in over 4,360 theaters.
The opening day set the precedent with the movie raking in $67.85 million. Not bad for a day’s work.
Critics have been lauding the movie, with Heath Ledger’s performance getting the most Oscar-buzz we’ve heard in ages.
As the movie crossed into European territory, Batman fiercely battled his foreign foes. Ok, he turned up at the premieres looking extremely swanky. The only thing this Batman was battling over the past few days were the buttons on his tux.
As for the heroines, they played the premieres to the fullest with simple gowns and barely there jewels. All the emphasis was clearly going to be on the performances taking place inside – not the poses taking place outside.
Maggie Gyllenhaal chose simple earrings for both premieres in the USA and the UK. No over the top posturing allowed Batman…….
Other celebs attending also went for the less is more look, like Law and Order’s Mariska Hargitay and her simple gold cross. Whatever she wears though she’s got an OK from this jewelry policewoman.