"Dark Knight" clears $400 million at record pace

  • Batman sequel "The Dark Knight" smashed yet another Hollywood record as it cleared the $400 million domestic box office mark in 18 days, less than half the time it took "Shrek 2" to reach that milestone, Warner Bros. Pictures said on Tuesday. After a third straight weekend at No. 1 in U.S. and Canadian theaters - grossing $42.7 million Friday through Sunday - "Dark Knight" amassed $6.3 million on Monday to bring its domestic tally to $400.03 million, the Time Warner-owned movie distributor reported.