The Dark Knight'Dark Knight' is 2008's box office white knight, Branagh suits up for a role in 'Thor' and more ...

A sucky economy couldn't keep the movie business from a record year at the box-office, with the industry's $9.78 billion in grosses setting the mark for the highest sum to date.

Meanwhile, 'Thor' director Kenneth Branagh will tackle an acting role in the comic-book adaptation -- though he won't be playing the titular blond-maned Norse deity.

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