It’s a sad day in Gotham—The Dark Knight has finally fallen. After an unprecedented nine weeks in Manhattan’s box office top ten, Christopher Nolan’s landmark film fell from seventh place to the hinterlands beyond the tenth spot. Though the film did manage to hang on nationally, dropping from seventh to ninth place while pulling in Read More
Ok, so we loved The Dark Knight like everyone else. We saw it at the IMAX at an ungodly hour and all that. And we agree with all the early Oscar blather for Heath Ledger as the Joker, etc. But, just in case anyone missed it, or if certain people might forget it, Warner Bros. Read More
We find it hard to believe that Summer will draw to a close this weekend. Normally we’re a bit melancholy at this time of year; it must be the remnants of our youth, when seeing Jerry Lewis’ annual Labor Day Telethon on Channel 9 meant the school year was just around the corner.
This year Read More
The Observer is starting to get a little weary of all these comic book movies –do we really need when we’ve got franchises for Batman and Superman? — but when we caught The Dark Knight opening weekend at the IMAX near Lincoln Square, we couldn’t help but get pretty psyched about Zack Snyder’s adaptation of Read More
Could it be time for The Dark Knight to step down from number one? Variety thinks so, reporting that the Dreamworks/Paramount big-budget comedy Tropic Thunder, out today, should be able to unseat the Batman prequel-sequel from its long-held top spot fairly handily. It should also beat out Pineapple Express, the Apatow-produced pot Read More
More box office records crumbled as Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight continued its vertiginous climb. Heath Ledger’s psychotic Joker seduced viewers nationwide to the tune of $75.6 million this weekend, making his movie the country’s favorite once again—and by a $45.6 million margin. Here in Gotham’s real-world counterpart, The Dark Knight claimed $1.1 million in sales—a Read More
The new Batman flick, The Dark Knight, opened this weekend to rave reviews, sold out crowds and a record-breaking performance at the box office—it took in $155.34 million, according to the Associated Press, surpassing the $151.1 million Spider-Man 3 made on its opening weekend a little over a year ago. When Read More
At the stroke of midnight, The Dark Knight opened across the country this morning, to rave reviews, Oscar buzz and forecasts of a record-shattering box office performance. Most observers have chalked up the unprecedented anticipation for the film to its quality script and to the amazing and final performance of the late Read More
Two things were noticeable about the line of people awaiting the 12:01 a.m. Lincoln Square cinema premiere of the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight.
First, the affinity most of the waiting masses appeared to feel with the Caped One; second, the bizarre impression many of the waiting seemed to have that they had seen Read More
There’s a moment in the new Batman movie The Dark Knight when the action—which relentlessly pounds, soars, twists and turns for a full two and a half hours—slows down for one brief and strangely beautiful instant. The Joker—certainly one of the more villainous, terrifying and electric characters to come our way in some time—speeds through Read More