Robert Pattinson stars in The Batman.
The Batman hit theaters this weekend and recorded the second-highest home premiere of the pandemic period.
The Warner Bros.’ The movie grossed $128.5 million in ticket gross sales over the weekend, beating the studio’s estimate of $110 million.
“[The 2022 box office] has its official launch this weekend with the spectacular efficiency of ‘The Batman,’ a darkish, brooding masterpiece by a crowd pleaser,” mentioned Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore.[It] proved that audiences not solely get pleasure from their superhero movies after they’re lighthearted and humorous, but additionally after they provide a deeper emotional expertise.”
The Batman is simply the second movie to be launched since March 2020 to surpass $100 million in ticket gross sales in its opening weekend. “Spider-Man: No Method House,” a Disney and Sony co-production, was the primary to gross $260 million on its home debut in December.
“No Method House” additionally holds the title of the very best opener of the pandemic period and the third greatest in movie historical past.
Franchise-based movies, particularly these about comedian e-book characters, have been among the few to interrupt by in the course of the pandemic and rake in vital positive factors on the field workplace. Cinemas have seen that households with younger youngsters and adults over 50 are extra reluctant to go to the cinema, even for large movies.
Field workplace analysts anticipated The Batman to attract fewer field workplace admissions in comparison with No Method House as a consequence of its darker, extra mature themes and PG-13 score. The movie is more likely to profit from repeated screenings within the coming weeks.