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Itching to see "The Dark Knight"?

The second installment of director Christopher Nolan’s take on the Batman film franchise has been shattering box office records since its U.S. release midnight Thursday.

Eclipsing "Spider-Man 3" for the best three-day weekend opening ever, "The Dark Knight" pulled in a whopping $155 million-plus, according to The Associated Press.

With first-day screenings selling out nationwide in the U.S., it might be a good idea to plan ahead if you’re going to catch one of the limited show times offered by the Army and Air Force Exchange Service throughout Europe.

Here’s a look at locations and first showings:

In the United Kingdom, "The Dark Knight" plays in Lakenheath on July 25 at 7 p.m.; Alconbury, July 31, at 7 p.m.; and Mildenhall, Aug. 1 at 6:30 p.m.

In Germany, see Batman in action July 25 at noon in Vogelweh and 7 p.m. in Stuttgart, Heidelberg and Wiesbaden; Aug. 1 at 6:30 p.m. in Mannheim and at 7 p.m. in Bamberg and Grafenwöhr; Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. in Schweinfurt and Vilseck; Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. in Katterbach; and Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. in Illesheim and Baumholder.

In Italy, shows begin at 6 p.m. July 25 in Vicenza and 6 p.m. Aug. 8 in Livorno.

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A sequel to 2005’s "Batman Begins," this film again features actor Christian Bale as Batman. Michael Caine reprises his role as the Caped Crusader’s faithful butler, Alfred. This time, Batman finds himself pitted against longtime nemesis the Joker, played with demonic fervor by the late Heath Ledger, as well as forging a strained relationship with Gotham City District Attorney Harvey "Two-Face" Dent, played by Aaron Eckhart. Maggie Gyllenhaal, Morgan Freeman and Gary Oldman also star.

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