The Philippines plunged into darkness as Warner Bros.’ new Batman adventure “The Dark Knight” smashed box-office records, easily opening at No. 1 nationwide with a phenomenal P62.6-million for the July 17 to 20 weekend period. This was announced July 21 by Francis Soliven, general manager of Warner Bros. (F.E.), Inc.
Its P50.46-million Metro Manila opening weekend gross also shattered several milestones: the year’s biggest first weekend for a Warner Bros. film (beating “10,000 BC” at P24.91-M) and the best opening for any Batman movie (thrashing 2005’s “Batman Begins” at P39.38-M).
In “The Dark Knight,” Batman (Christian Bale) sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham City for good, with the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and the committed new District Attorney, Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart). The triumvirate initially proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind known as The Joker (Heath Ledger), who thrusts Gotham into anarchy and forces The Dark Knight ever closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante.
Maggie Gyllenhaal joins the cast in the role of Rachel Dawes. Returning from “Batman Begins” are Oscar winner Michael Caine as Alfred; and Oscar winner Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox.
Still playing across the Philippines, “The Dark Knight” is distributed worldwide in IMAX and conventional theaters by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
I’m looking for The Dark Knight.