Tuesday, December 30, 2008

"Twilight" Was Bigger Than "The Dark Knight"

With a $167.3 million overall domestic take as Sunday, per Box Office Mojo, Twilight made more than four times its reported $37 million production budget—the best rate of return on any film in the 2008 Top 10, including The Dark Knight.

Here's a look of the top-grossing films of 2008 through Sunday (Dec. 28, 2008) based on numbers compiled by Box Office Mojo:

1. The Dark Knight, $530.8 million
2. Iron Man, $318.3 million
3. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, $317 million
4. Hancock, $227.9 million
5. WALL-E, $223.8 million
6. Kung Fu Panda, $215.4 million
7. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, $174.9 million
8. Twilight, $167.3 million
9. Quantum of Solace, $164.3 million
10. Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!, $154.5 million



Twilight Girl said...

of course twilight is bigger than dark knight! I mean, it doesn't have a scary joker in it for one thing. I'm scared of clowns yet I LOVE vampires...I guess i'm just not normal!!!
Great blog buy the way and have a happy new year!!!

brynncullen said...

no they mean that since Twilight had a smaller budget they made a bigger profit. But more people went to see the Dark Knight so i dont think anyone is afraid of a joker? plus Heath Ledger is amazing in that movie!

Tori said...

The dark Knight is obviously the better movie here. Because Twilight didn't actually make more money the tweeny fan girls are resorting to things like statistics which has nothing to do with the quality of the movie. The fact that 170 million is four times the budget should say something in itself....Twilight was an okay movie but it isn't in the same realm as the dark knight. With a worldwide gross of 900 million and an American gross of 500 million it's the second highest grossing film of all time. In a year or so all the tween fan girls will have long forgotten Edward the sparkling vampire ,but Ledger's amazing performance will last for decades to come