It has been 5 long weeks however The Dark Knight has finally been dethroned from the US top spot. Tropic Thunder starring Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr. took around $37 million, compared to The Dark Knight‘s $16 million. Although, it did make more than Star Wars: The Clone Wars which took around $15 million.
The Dark Knight has just crossed the $800 million mark worldwide and has overtook Star Wars to become the second highest grossing film ever in the US. Batman overtakes the Star Wars franchise twice in one week, how cool is that? Only Titanic stands in it’s way for the top spot, although it is unlikely it will beat it. Adjusted for inflation The Dark Knight sits around 39th above Goldfinger and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, and it would have to take around $900 million to overtake Stars Wars. Although most people don’t bother too much with inflation so, well done to The Dark Knight!
Edit: Tropic Thunder grossed $11 million on Wednesday and Thursday, then $26 million over the weekend. It still beat The Dark Knight either way.