Wednesday, July 23, 2008
In other Dark Knight news, and I know this is like two days old but again, whatever - an announcement was made on Monday by Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures saying that the reason behind the Dark Knight’s insane immediate success is:
…rave reviews and strong word of mouth, The Dark Knight toppled multiple records in its opening frame. The weekend box office total broke the previous overall industry opening weekend record by more than $7 million.
Fellman said, "We knew 'The Dark Knight' was something remarkable and it is incredibly gratifying that critics and audiences wholeheartedly agree. Regardless of the anticipation leading up to this weekend, the fact remains that this level of success could not have been achieved if the film did not deliver. It does, on every front and with all audiences, which is a tribute to the amazing work of the filmmakers and the entire cast. We congratulate them on the start of what promises to be a great run."
Really? Are you really playing that card? Well, I suppose you have to say something that means it isn’t all based on a fascination with the role that arguably killed Heath Ledger. I mean, the majority of people who worked on the film are still alive so imagine how they would feel if it was all just hype? [source]