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Biggest Blockbuster: The Dark Knight
The Batman film we've always wanted: A packed, jittery spectacle with nearly $1 billion in international box office to show for it. Christian Bale's Batman, as usual, played straight man to a city dragged into insanity. Heath Ledger was terrifying and brilliant as the clown doing the dragging. It won't pass Titanic as the highest-grossing movie ever, but it may be the coolest.