Good Knight to this film's domestic gross


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Speculation is "The Dark Knight" has a good shot at unseating "Titanic"'s record domestic gross.
Frankly, given my views on the latter film amply expressed elsewhere on this forum, I rather hope the new Batman bades "Titanic"'s record ... well, good Knight. *Laughs manically as the Joker* :)
 
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If you get a chance Michael, I hope you get to see it. I went on opening night, which was a fiasco, and wasn't disappointed in the least. It will make a great dvd come December.
 
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Nope, no chance to pass Titanic. Titanic appealed to all ages, Dark Night does not. So many movies were thought to surpass Titanic. I am sure one eventually will but it is going to take one that appeals to all ages.
 

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Hmmmm... again, these things are all relative. Keep in mind that the 1997/1998/1999 dollars were worth more than the 2008 equivalent, so even after ten years attendance figures have to be adjusted for inflation. And that it costs more to see a film today than it did when Titanic was in its first run, so again, keep in mind that the impressive figures don't mean anything unless you adjust one film to the dollar value of the era of the other and then calculate how many people actually paid to attend the film. So, Dark Knight will have to earn more to cover the same ground as Titanic.

But, the same caution applies to Titanic's vaunted 'record.' It is high on the list of all-time champs, but is not really the film to beat. Look at it this way: in 1958 a Cadillac could be had for about $5500; in 1987 a fully dressed Yugo could be yours for a little over $6000. But no one would mistake the relative value of one for the other. The $300,000,000.00 Jaws earned in its first run and two subsequent re-releases, in terms of buying power and the number of actual theatregoers it represents (It cost $3 to see it first run back in 1976)puts it well ahead of Dark Knight, and fairly close to Titanic in terms of backsides in the seats.

I think that the OTHER film with tacky 'stirring' painted sunset shots is still ahead of Titanic.
 
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I think that the OTHER film with tacky 'stirring' painted sunset shots is still ahead of Titanic.

"Gone With The Wind"!

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>>"Gone With The Wind"! <<

You know, I've still never managed to sit myself down and watch that movie all the way through. I keep meaning to but that type of movie (from what I've heard) just doesn't float my boat.
 

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Gome With the Wind is one of the few famous movies I've seen. Personally, I thought it sagged badly after the Civil War ended. The flimsy romance needed the background of great events.
 
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>>The flimsy romance needed the background of great events.<<

That's pretty much the impression I've always had. I'll check it out next time it's on tv and I need a nice nap.
 
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