With a $167.3 million overall domestic take as Sunday, per Box Office Mojo, Twilight made more than four times its reported $37 million production budget—the best rate of return on any film in the 2008 Top 10, including The Dark Knight.
Eat it, bat boy~! However, The Dark Knight did become the second highest grossing movie of all time. And I guess it kind of deserves that. It was a pretty good movie. But the only one who made it good for me was Heath Ledger. Bale was a snooze.
The Batman epic was a pretty good investment, too, very nearly tripling its gargantuan $185 million budget with a $530.8 million domestic take, Hollywood's second-biggest ever.
But Twilight still owns. With a dime-sized budget, Twilight made a helluva of a lot of money. Bat boy wishes he was as cool as Edward Cullen.