ITEM! What can I say, except congrats to the new box office champion! Never let it be said that the Smilin' One isn't the first to give credit-where-credit-is-due! It seems that the Distinguished Conglomerate’s new movie, The Dark Knight, has unseemingly unseated Spider-Man 3 as the opening weekend champ by selling $4 million dollars more in tickets this weekend for an opening weekend of $155 million! That should be enough for them to rebuild stately Wayne Manor for the next sequel, don’tcha think?
According to CNN, the box-office Bat-buzz was what really pushed this movie over the record-breaking edge. What was already a highly anticipated portrayal of everyone’s favorite anarchist Arkham asylum-mate by the late-great Heath Ledger brought in even more box-office-bucks when folks saw the flick and found out it truly was the Academy-Award-deserving performance of a lifetime. And of course we at the House of Ideas warmed the movie-going audience up for ‘em with Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk, cause that’s just the magnanimous and munificent kind of folks we are at Marvel. Jon "Fan Fave" Favreau... I hope you were taking notes this weekend. We expect this same kind of box office for Iron Man 2 in 2010! ‘Nuff Said!