'The Dark Knight' tops weekend movie box office, shatters records
UPI News Service, 07/20/2008
Holy blockbuster, Batman! "The Dark Knight" is a summertime smash in U.S. theaters, Box Office Mojo said Sunday.
In its debut weekend, the comic book-inspired action movie, starring the late Heath Ledger as the Joker, tallied an estimated $155.34 million in gross receipts. That easily out-distanced the $27.61 million pulled in by the weekend's other headline-grabbing movie, "Mamma Mia!," the musical romantic comedy featuring the songs of the 1970s Swedish pop rock group ABBA and starring Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgard and Pierce Brosnan.