The Batman Scored The Second Highest-Grossing Opening Of The Pandemic Era

He’s the hero that box office doesn’t deserve, but surely needs right now.

The Batman, Matt Reeves’ newest movie grossed $248.5 million worldwide, out of which $128.5 million domestically, during the opening weekend. This puts The Batman in second place of highest-grossing openings since the pandemic of COVID-19 struck the movie industry in March 2020. Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home is still at the top spot with $260 million grossed domestically, which is the second-best domestic opening of all time (behind Avengers: Endgame with $357 million).

With the reported budget of $200 million, plus all the marketing expenses, Warner Bros. has put a lot of money and confidence into this newest reboot of the Batman franchise, and it seems like the movie is on the good track to living up to it. With $248.5 million grossed worldwide, the movie already earned more than it cost, and the upcoming weeks of the theatrical release will surely increase the profit even more.

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One thing that helped this movie was the fact that Warner Bros. abandoned their policy of releasing movies in theaters and on HBOMax simultaneously as they did with all of their movies last year. Due to that, many anticipated movies, like The Suicide Squad and The Matrix Resurrections, underperformed at the box office.

The Batman now plays in theaters, and it’s set to be released on HBOMax 45 days after its premiere in theaters — April 19, 2022.

Co-written and directed by Matt Reeves, The Batman is starring Robert Pattinson in the titular role. Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis, and Colin Farrell also star.