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 – who is hotly tipped to be awarded a posthumous Oscar for his chilling portrayal of The Joker – “The Dark Knight” took £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 £29.9 million set by “Spider-Man 3”, starring Tobey Maguire, last year.
Warner Bros’ Dan Fellman revealed: “We have been thrilled by the response to The Dark Knight, first from critics and now from audiences.”
”The Dark Knight” will be hitting screens in the UK on July 21.