Based on its opening night earnings, The Batman is on track for a promising domestic box office haul in its first weekend in theaters.
The Batman is currently on track for a solid opening weekend box office following its release in theaters.
Directed by Matt Reeves and starring Robert Pattinson, The Batman is currently on track for a stellar first weekend at the domestic box office. to Deadline, the DC film is set to bring in nearly $120 million in domestic box office earnings over its first weekend in theaters, after raking in $57 million overall on its opening night.
These numbers come after a report that The Batman earned $21.6 million in its preview screenings, a number that includes showings on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night. While a solid box office haul, The Batman did not break — or set — any records with these earnings in comparison to other DC films. By comparison, The Batman came behind movies like The Dark Knight Riseswhich earned $30.6 million, and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, which earned $27.7 million. However, it was ahead of films like The Dark Knightwhich brought in $18.5 million, Justice League‘s $13 million and Wonder Womanwhich earned $11 million.
Following its theatrical debut, The Batman Already has fans debating whether or not it is the best DC Comics film adaptation yet. Overall, the film debuted to positive reviews from critics and audiences alike with an 85% score on Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer and a 93% audience score, with many praising Robert Pattinson’s performance as Bruce Wayne/Batman.
Directed and co-written by Reeves, The Batman stars Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Paul Dano as Edward Nashton/Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Lt. James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth and Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin. The Batman has been described by both Reeves and Pattinson as a neo-noir crime thriller. In particular, the film follows a younger Bruce Wayne who is only in his second year of vigilantism and will lean heavily into the character’s detective abilities.
In March 2021, Reeves announced that filming on The Batman had officially wrapped after significant delays in production due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which caused the release date to be pushed back almost a year. Despite the gritty nature of the film, The Batman managed to avoid an R rating in the United States, and is currently rated PG-13 for “strong violent and disturbing content, drug content, strong language and some suggestive material.”
The Batman is now in theaters.
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