It was a bright weekend for The Dark Knight.
The Batman movie brought in $155.34 million in its opening weekend, according to estimates from Warner Bros., the
unit that distributed the film. That's the highest opening-weekend gross for any movie in history, according to Box Office Mojo, which tracks motion picture statistics. Another superhero saga,
, which was released in May 2007, held the previous record, with an opening-weekend gross of $151.12 million.
Moviegoers were out in force over the weekend, and not just for
The Dark Knight
. The total gross for all movies from Friday through Sunday was a record $251.69 million, according to The Numbers, another industry tracker. The previous top-selling weekend for the industry was July 7, 2006, when
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
opened. The total for all films that weekend was $218.16 million.
Time Warner shares ended Friday up 5 cents at $14.70.
This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.com.