Twilight Was Bigger Than The Dark Knight?!

Dec 30th, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Movie News

While Twilight may not have reached the box office numbers achieved by “The Dark Knight”, if you take into account the film’s budget, Twilight made more than 4 times what it cost to make!

Here’s a look of the top-grossing films of 2008 through Sunday based on numbers compiled by Box Office Mojo:

  1. The Dark Knight, $530.8 million
  2. Iron Man, $318.3 million
  3. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, $317 million
  4. Hancock, $227.9 million
  5. WALL-E, $223.8 million
  6. Kung Fu Panda, $215.4 million
  7. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, $174.9 million
  8. Twilight, $167.3 million
  9. Quantum of Solace, $164.3 million
  10. Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!, $154.5 million
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15 Comments to “Twilight Was Bigger Than The Dark Knight?!”

  1. CullenCrazy17 says:

    i just cant believe kungfu panda did better thn twilight!?! but watevr tht was rlly good too

  2. wendy says:

    Isn’t it interesting that it made 4x more than the cost to create it!?! Where is that money going?? Seems that Summit could kick in a few extra million to the New Moon budget…………..Hummmmmm. I am immensely more disappointed in the fact they are RUSHING New Moon on such a SMALL budget than the change in director or the possible recast of Taylor for Jacob. That is a lot of profit that will not be put back in to the franchise. This post make me more nervous and anxious about New Moon.

  3. Kelsey says:

    Considering that Twilight grossed 4 times more than it made Summit should give New Moon a bigger budget, for special effects like the pack phasing.

  4. Katie says:

    Hey, I take into account the WORLD total, which is $237 million and which makes it’s #4 on the list. So….there! Too bad for Hancock.

  5. Tiffany C. says:

    i agree with the world total…haha

    #4 is really good, for the year. But oh well. top 10 is good enough.

    though New Moon — even though i’m dying to see it — i think its being a bit rushed…but that’s just me.

    Anywho this was definitely Twilight’s year…The year of the Vamps! Woo Hoo!! xD

  6. Erin(: says:

    HAT THE HECK! Sure you have super heros fighting and saving the world! But WE have Sexy sparkiling vampires who May just be a SUPER HERO!
    ‘This is all super hero stuff….” <—–THAT IS WHY WE KICK BUTT!!!!!!!!!!!!VAMPS CAN BE SUPER HEROES!!!!!!!

  7. Kristie says:

    I agree w/Wendy. Summit is making so much money off of this. Not to mention all the money they are making on merchandise. They own all of that too.

  8. Daniella says:

    i think thisis not true i mean madagascar before twilight????? wtf!!!! that’s not true and please can somebody tell me what movie is “dark knight??” i really can’t remember or is the one of batman? i really dont know hahahaha

  9. TC says:

    The change of director, not sure about. I think Hardiwck did a great job with what she had to work with (money wise), has an established relationship with the cast, crew, writer and a vision of it. Then the talk about replacing Lautner. Why fix what isn’t broken? Anyway, when the profit is figured, is that just from theater release or do the DVD sales figure into the over all total when that’s released?

  10. Monika_ says:

    take into account those things were out longer. So we may beat Kugn-Fu Panda buy the time its out of theaters… maybe =]

    And im not one to whine about budjet, directors, and actors until ive seen the movie… unless your Alice, you don’t know how it’s gonna work out so stop your b itching peoples

  11. Dana says:

    When is twilight coming out on dvd ? E-mail me back plz

  12. obsessed twilighter says:

    this is way off topic..but is it true that taylor lautner has a crush on selena gomez?

  13. the twilight freak says:

    what the!?! he duz?????? ya…well he implied it.

    and HORTON HEARS A WHO vacuumed/sucked. it was horrible
    i’m ashamed i watched it. i hate hsm but i still think hsm3 was better than horton hears a who. it should have made the list as #10 or something.

  14. Chris says:

    You do see the retarded logic in this? Twilight had a much smaller budget than The Dark Knight. It’s not exactley hard for Twilight to make over four times it’s own budget.

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