“The Dark Knight” breaks midnight release record

by Matthew Price Published: July 18, 2008

According to the AP, “The Dark Knight” cleared $18.5 million at midnight screenings, beating the record of $16.9 million by “Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith.”

The people I talked to last night all seemed pumped, both before and after the film, so I think this film is going to have some legs.  It’s not out of the question at all that this could become the highest-grossing Batman film ever and the highest grossing film of the year.

– Matt Price

by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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