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The Dark Knight, only the second movie to surpass the $500 million

Posted by Urban Legend - Monday, September 01st, 2008

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Warner Bros. Pictures revealed that The Dark Knight passed the $500 million mark at the domestic box office on Sunday, making Christopher Nolan's film only the second movie in history to surpass that threshold.

James Cameron's Titanic remains first with $600.8 million in 1997.

All-Time USA Box office (as of September 1st 2008):

  • Titanic (1997 - James Cameron) - $600 million
  • The Dark Knight (2008 - Christopher Nolan) - $502 million
  • Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977 - George Lucas) - $460 million
  • Shrek 2 (2004 - Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, Conrad Vernon) - $436 million
  • E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982 - Steven Spielberg) - $434 million
  • Worldwide, The Dark Knight earned an estimated $919.1 million.

    All-Time Worldwide Box office (as of September 1st 2008):

  • Titanic (1997 - James Cameron) - $1.835 million
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003 - Peter Jackson) - $1.129 million
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006 - Gore Verbinski) - $1.060 million
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001 - Chris Columbus) - $968 million
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007 - Gore Verbinski) - $958 million
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007 - David Yates) - $937 million
  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999 - George Lucas) - $922 million
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002 - Peter Jackson) - $921 million
  • The Dark Knight (2008 - Christopher Nolan) - $919 million
  • Jurassic Park (1993 - Steven Spielberg) - $919 million
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