It is the most anticipated film to hit cinemas this summer, and the new Batman movie is living up to all expectations by setting a single-day box office record on its first 24 hours of release in the US.
With a cast led by British stars Christian Bale and Michael Caine, plus the late Heath Ledger â€“ who is hotly tipped to be awarded a posthumous Oscar for his chilling portrayal of The Joker â€“ â€œThe Dark Knightâ€ took Â£33.2 million when it debuted in the US on Friday.
With such a high figure the Warner Bros flick has soared past the previous record of Â£29.9 million set by â€œSpider-Man 3â€, starring Tobey Maguire, last year.
Warner Brosâ€™ Dan Fellman revealed: “We have been thrilled by the response to The Dark Knight, first from critics and now from audiences.â€
â€The Dark Knightâ€ will be hitting screens in the UK on July 21.