Dark Knight Hits $400 Million In 18 Days
Posted on Wed Aug 6, 2008 08:50 AM PDT

LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - The Dark Knight hit the $400 million mark on its 18th day of release, beating the 43-day mark previously held by Shrek 2 in 2004. The Batman sequel, starring Christian Bale and the late Heath Ledger earned $6.3 million on Monday, adding to its previous domestic gross of $393.8 million.

Warners executive vice president Jeffrey Goldstein said yesterday, "The continued repeat business and the incredible movie itself just speak volumes."

Many industry experts are predicting that the film won't quite be able to catch up to Titantic's domestic gross of $600.8 million, or it's international gross of $1.84 billion, but The Dark Knight has already grossed around $611.3 million globally, so at this point only time will tell.