I know this is old in internet time, but it’s still goodness.
The Dark Knight is currently at $342 million after just 13 days.
Titanic is the all time biggest grossing film at $600.8 million.
David Poland isn’t sure whether The Dark Knight will pass Titanic in total domestic box office (probably not), but he once again changes the discussion and says that we’re all looking at the wrong race. The worldwide box office is the real game, and there’s no way Titanic is beaten by Batman this year. Why? Well, just start with the fact that while “no Batman film has ever even matched the level internationally that it reached at home,” Titanic made twice as much around the world as it did here in the states.
That’s right – not only did Titanic break all records domestically by making $600 million here, it made $1.2 billion more overseas for a $1.84 billion total.
Put another way, Titanic made more money just overseas alone than any other movie has ever grossed in total worldwide.That’s a big iceberg.