Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Has Officially Out-Grossed The Dark Knight

Yep, this is very, very sad news. According to Box Office Mojo, due to the re-release of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (which is obviously another cash grab courtesy of your favourite git George Lucas), the movie has hit the billion dollar mark and surpassed The Dark Knight on the list of highest grossing movies, knocking it down to number 11.

The Phantom Menace’s current gross is $1,004,013,029 and The Dark Knight’s is $1,001,921,825, clearly showing that the brand name of Star Wars is simply gigantic and far bigger than Batman’s. Although one can only hope that either The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises or The Amazing Spider-Man will reclaim that spot, and may even go higher.