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Signaled for a second weekend in a row and moviegoers have flocked to the theaters to see the Dark -- from Time Warner's Warner Bros.
The Batman film was not all the number one the box office for the second weekend in a -- Making more than 75.
Million dollars the -- was also made more money in ten days than any other movie in history.
And now -- 314.
Million dollars act of domestic box office.
And counting the Batman -- is expected to overtake Titanic.
From news -- twenty century Fox's highest grossing film ever.
We should know the -- -- the company of the Fox Business Network -- joining me now for a closer look at the cool great success this weekend is Tom -- he's a senior editor at in touch weekly good morning good morning.
If this shocker and this just seems to be I mean -- the little.
Who who would have predicted of all the movies that could break Titanic record it would be a Batman flick.
Never could have protected that two thoughts come across mean -- walking out as we've talked and I'm obsessed with the Atlanta I think I can see it two or three times.
How much of this is the heat ledger impact and did the Christian -- news the other day about you know the scuttlebutt with his family have any impact as it appears as though it -- Well I think the first step was -- Heath Ledger thing that he got a boost when that statement headlines with the the real Batman actor out out there and a real fight.
As the killers -- what's with the Stanley but I think of the real -- here is something you just -- setting this whole thing up with that you could see it two or three times.
Everybody wondered who will read.
Titanic -- that you wanted to see Titanic three or four times but.
For -- -- Batman and that was the big surprise.
Now I mean I I certainly plan on doing at this and this week if I can't warm weather says they understand.
-- ticket sales now -- -- one billion for the year.
Knew what has this done for them -- parent that was very far in me talking about how this is change the marketplace -- Paramount has done dominated for a long long time and.
For Warner Bros.
this is just -- suddenly I'm that they needed specifically after such things as.
Obvious she's been shut down their independent divisions it looked like a company in real trouble.
-- today and losing turnaround story -- let's talk about some the other movies because I don't want only about -- two crazy alluded to actually Will Ferrell and John -- Riley.
They I mean Talladega nights back in 06 -- -- any.
You this weekend.
-- they brought in thirty million dollars which is a big surprise the projection was only 28 million for this movie but the compared to Talladega nights which of course is the same casting director.
That got 47.
So it's amazing this movie did as well -- what it did.
Considering how widely panned the kill in this movie the critics are crucified it's really for itself.
You say not necessarily worth going to album you know people like a little comedy and a mother I did thank you yes I -- that's.
The scenes the ones that you see in the commercial like when the -- fed collapses it.
Hopefully get some goofy it's silly but that's OK sometimes you just want green with content and that's -- the critics have to get over.
Get a date my mom and I went to see -- -- -- -- I'm normally not a movie musical man but I was shocked.
But how could -- a voice Meryl Streep hasn't had something in this -- doing really well.
It's doing extremely well the projection this weekend with fifty million came in at seventeen million it's already set a new record as than musical movie that's made the most money opening weekend which was last weekend.
-- -- And then if it had a very small tick down this we can only 30% justices.
Alex and David to companies and while yelling and -- catch fire we talked to David Duchovny on Friday.
What can hear me it was a collapse.
The new original X-Files movie ten years ago may thirty million dollars the projection for this one was only twenty million it.
Only got half of that it only came at ten million the problem is is that the word spread via the Internet over the past week that.
This plot wise it's a dumb movies it's about you know defrocked priest who -- a pedophile who god is talking to I wanna see that movie.
They had six years since the collapse of the TV series to make it they could have done something better than that.
And believe the.
Mom I'm I'm I'm surprised in and of course I'm disappointed.
You when you we even looking those numbers before whether they be Paramount Warner Bros.
to -- I'm speaking to Steve -- she had a day is cut three movies in production fell for just wrapped up.
The movie business is to -- really well what's going on yeah it's.
-- when you realize this is an industry were only one out of ten movies makes real money.
So it's almost a losing enterprise in the first place but this summer has.
We have seen the superheroes mostly the Iron Man the incredible hawks now -- lifted this holds on -- up and seem to come to the rescue of Hollywood.
You think are shot that you normally when you will go to the Academy Award -- -- -- the superhero movies don't come out all the nods.
But since the superhero movies were the darlings of the box office this year and heat gain -- too much attention.
For their performance isn't -- shot that these guys might be award winners come February.
Yes I think that Dark Knight is actually a competitor in twelve categories.
If you go behind the scenes and look at who was who did the special effects who did the make up the -- past Oscar winner so I think this movie is -- especially on the radar.
But Heath Ledger of course is what were looking for here and and if we get to swept up in all this oh he's gonna win an Oscar buzz remember that only one person in the history of Hollywood has ever won an Oscar from the grave.
And that -- Peter Finch for network and he had died just.
A few weeks before the -- ballots came and.
So Hollywood was still swept up with grief how big could this month we'll begin in terms and total box office receipts and what -- -- where we had a terrible it was Titanic in a billion dollars of what really million.
So this it's pretty staggering that this is headed that way.
Well Tom O'Neill great pleasure in seeing and I have sent us talking if -- on this week.
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