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Nolan's Dark Knight returning to U.S. theatres on January 23rd

by Parm Mann on 5 December 2008, 11:23

Tags: The Dark Knight, Warner Bros. (NYSE:TWX)

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Warner Bros. has today confirmed that Christopher Nolan's summer blockbuster The Dark Knight will be re-released to U.S. theatres and IMAX on January 23rd 2009.

The re-release, says Warner, allows moviegoers and fans one last chance to catch the highly-acclaimed movie on the big screen. Despite the somewhat obvious attempt to cash in on additional sales, fans will argue that there's more at stake.

Since its initial release on July 18th, The Dark Knight has grossed a massive $996 million worldwide. Yet, despite its huge appeal, it's still only the fourth biggest film in history - behind Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and Titanic. In order to topple James Cameron's record-sinking epic, The Dark Knight will need to capture an additional $70 million at the box office.

Despite arriving on DVD and Blu-ray on December 8th, U.S. fans are certain to flock to the re-release in an effort to make the movie the single highest grossing of all time. Irrespective of sales, however, The Dark Knight's re-release won't have any impact on the 81st Academy Awards - the ceremony is scheduled to take place one day prior on Sunday February 22nd 2009 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.

There's no mention of a UK re-release yet, but would you pay to see The Dark Knight again on the big screen? Share your thoughts in the HEXUS.community forums.

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Shameless bit of cashing in, but for those that missed it first time round, it's just got to be seen on the big screen.
It would appear Warner Bros are in the movie business to make money - scandalous.
If people want to see it the second time round they'll make money, if they don't they'll lose money. I don't think I'd see it a second time but I'd recommend it to anyone who missed it in the cinema.
I went and saw it twice :embarrassed: but I'd be happy to see it again :)

Mind you, should be getting the DVD/Blu-ray for Christmas so I doubt I'd bother with going to the cinema. Do enjoy the big screen, but more often than not the other “moviegoers” are too annoying to make it worthwhile.
If only this had come out a few months earlier.

Could have mentioned it in the media essay I did on it. Shameless cashing in really.