Mumbai: Imax Corporation and Warner Bros. Pictures announced that The Dark Knight has crossed the $55 million mark in worldwide gross box office receipts after its seventh week of release. As of Friday, the film reached a total of $43.2 million from 101 Imax screens domestically and $12 million from 41 Imax screens internationally.
"The box office performance of The Dark Night in Imax theatres is contributing to fantastic summer theatrical run," said Warner Bros. Pictures president domestic distribution Dan Fellman. "Many repeat customers are experiencing the film in Imax theatres."
"Chris Nolan’s innovative vision is taking Imax’s format to new heights, and his film’s impact on ticket sales is unprecedented," said Imax co-chairmen and co-CEOs Richard L. Gelfond and Bradley J. Wechsler. "The ability to cross this milestone so quickly shows us that more people are visiting Imax theatres than ever before, underscoring the real potential and appetite for The Imax Experience."
The Dark Knight: The Imax Experience features six sequences filmed with Imax cameras, which marks the first time ever that a major feature film has been even partially shot using Imax cameras, marking a revolutionary integration of the two film formats.