Batman Begins, awas directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Christian Bale as Batman. Its sequel, The Dark Knight (2008), set the record for the highest grossing opening weekend of all time in the U.S., earning approximately $158 million, and became the fastest film to reach the $400 million mark in the history of American cinema (eighteenth day of release). These record breaking attendances saw The Dark Knight listed as the third-highest domestic grossing film of all time with $533 million, bested only by Titanic and Avatar. Another sequel, The Dark Knight Rises, is expected to be released later this year, and is said to be the final Batman film to feature Nolan and Bale as director and leading actor.
The comics were a big hit in the day and most people lived for Batman! Here's a 1944 Batman original Sunday newspaper comic strip.
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Now over time, the Batman movies have grossed so much money that it's just crazy! http://boxofficemojo.com/franchises/chart/?id=batman.htm has created a list of the top grossins Batman movies.
|Rank||Title (click to view)||Studio||Gross / Theaters||Opening / Theaters||Date|
|1||The Dark Knight||WB||$533,345,358||4,366||$158,411,483||4,366||7/18/08|
|6||Batman and Robin||WB||$107,325,195||2,942||$42,872,605||2,934||6/20/97|
|7||Batman: Mask of the Phantasm||WB||$5,617,391||1,506||$1,189,975||1,506||12/25/93|
All the Batmans together have grossed over $1,286,852,340! Now that's an INSANE amount of money. Now since Batman is one of the greatest movies ever, it has some amazing movie scenes.
Original Batman Fight Scenes
It's Me, The Riddler! MWAHAHAHAHA
Here's how you use the Magic Bullet! Get it, bad guys, bullets ;P
Actually, I have gotten up close and personal with the original batman outfit, batmobile, and batbike. When I went to Cali earlier this year I went to a car building with the coolest and the oldest cars ever. Here are the pictures for you :)
|Batman Costume Plaque|
|Original Batman Costume|
All in all Batman rocks. In a movie, comic strip, or just a thought, he is one of the greats and will always be remembered as The Dark Knight.
What's your favorite Batman character? Favorite Villain? Whats the first thing that comes to your head when you hear the word, Batman?
Check back tomorrow for yet another amazing post! Let's just say this one falls once again into the super hero category ;) What super hero starts with "C"???
P.S. this was the last long post :D The rest are short, don't worry :)