Joined July 8th, 2012
@darkmarkman Of course the movie's incredibleness and Ledger's acting helped out. And, Batman doesn't retire! I think it would be neat if they did a Batman reboot where he was an old man, and he could be played by Clint Eastwood or Martin Sheen or Anthony Hopkins, that would be just plain awesome. If Batman lives through Dark Knight Rises, that is.
@the-movieghost Sorry to be a douchebag, I'm just saying what I think. If about five percent of people saw the Dark KNight and thought it was too violent and they would never want to see that again, that will mean a five percent loss for DKR. Also, fewer people will take their kids to see this one after the unexpected violence of PG-13 Dark Knight shocked a lot of parents. So that makes about a ten percent loss, just because of its predecessor's unexpected graphic violence? Also, I hope Tom Hardy doesn't die- I think he's a great actor and probably a decent bloke too, so he deserves to live, and no ammount of box office gross is really worth his life. The fact of the matter is, Heath Ledger's death undeniably contributed to the success of The Dark Knight. How else would one explain that Dark Knight grossed over two times as much as its predecessor? (Begins made under four hundred million, whereas Dark Knight made over a billion.) Again, I wish Heath Ledger was still with us and I hate to speak in such callous terms, but it's hard to deny that Ledger's death did any harm to Dark Knight's box office success.