Posted on Tuesday, July 15th, 2008 by Peter Sciretta
The advance ticket sales of The Dark Knight continues to point to a huge opening weekend at the box office. The Christopher Nolan comic book sequel is currently outselling three of the Top-10 Performing Films of All-Time at the same point in the sales cycle. According to MovieTickets.com, The Dark Knight has sold out over 150 performances in Los Angeles and New York alone. That’s more than three times as many advance tickets as Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, more than twice as many as Spider-Man 3 and almost twice as many as Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers at the same point in the sales cycle for each film. According to Steve Mason, the only two films to do this kind of advance online business were Star Wars: Epsiode III – Revenge of the Sith, and Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire.