MUMBAI: After a record-breaking domestic run and continuing success in the overseas markets, Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ The Dark Knight has crossed the $1 billion threshold in worldwide box office revenue with a staggering $1,001,082,160 gross to date.
In addition to becoming the highest grossing film for Warner Bros. Pictures worldwide, The Dark Knight is now the second-highest grossing film domestically of all time and the fourth-highest worldwide. In the film’s IMAX release, it’s the largest 2-D digitally re-mastered IMAX release of all time in both the domestic market with $49.6 million and worldwide with a gross of $64.9 million. The Dark Knight received eight Academy Award nominations, including a Best Supporting Actor nomination for Heath Ledger’s renowned portrayal of The Joker.
Warner Bros. Pictures president domestic distribution Dan Fellman said, "From our initial record-shattering opening weekend to the unprecedented momentum of the film’s box office run, we could not be more proud of ‘The Dark Knight’s’ unparalleled success. We salute our filmmakers, cast and crew on making cinematic history."
"Chris Nolan has taken the Batman franchise to a new level internationally. Audiences around the world have really embraced The Dark Knight, which has more than doubled the gross of any of the prior films in the franchise," Warner Bros. Pictures president of international distribution Veronika Kwan-Rubinek added.