Robert Pattinson stars in “The Batman.”
“The Batman” swooped into theaters this weekend, tallying the second-highest home opening of the pandemic period.
The Warner Bros.’ movie generated $128.5 million in ticket gross sales over the weekend, coming in above the studio’s expectations of $110 million.
“[The 2022 box office] bought its official begin bought its official begin this weekend with the spectacular efficiency of ‘The Batman,’ a darkish, brooding masterpiece of a crowd-pleaser,” mentioned Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore. “[It] proved that audiences get pleasure from their superhero motion pictures not solely when they’re lighthearted and enjoyable, but in addition once they present a deeper emotional expertise.”
“The Batman” is simply the second movie launched after March 2020 to see opening weekend ticket gross sales in extra of $100 million. “Spider-Man: No Manner Residence,” a co-production between Disney and Sony, was the primary, producing $260 million throughout its home debut in December.
“No Manner Residence” additionally holds the title of the best opener of the pandemic period and second-best in cinematic historical past, in accordance with knowledge from Comscore.
Franchise-based movies, notably these about comedian ebook characters, have been among the few to interrupt by means of and generate important positive aspects on the field workplace in the course of the pandemic. Film theaters have seen households with younger kids and adults aged over 50 be extra reluctant to show up at cinemas, even for large movies.
Field workplace analysts anticipated “The Batman” to attract fewer moviegoers in comparison with “No Manner Residence” due to its darker, extra mature themes and PG-13 ranking. The movie will doubtless profit from repeat viewings within the coming weeks.