The Dark Knight opens this weekend, to much fanfare, and it's already claimed the opening night crown with a staggering $18.4 million from midnight shows across the country. That breaks the record set by Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith's $16 million a few years back.
Experts are tracking the film for a big, big weekend, and there's a whisper in the air that Warner Bros. is hoping to draw a record-setting $170 million over the weekend, which would clobber Spider-Man 3's record of $151 million for a 3-day weekend. This movie is already a juggernaut, and it's only getting more powerful with each passing moment.
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