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] acquired its official begin acquired 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 take pleasure in their superhero motion pictures not solely when they’re lighthearted and enjoyable, but additionally after they present a deeper emotional expertise.”
“The Batman” is barely the second movie launched after March 2020 to see opening weekend ticket gross sales in extra of $100 million. “Spider-Man: No Means House,” a co-production between Disney and Sony, was the primary, generating $260 million during its domestic debut in December.
“No Means House” additionally holds the title of the best opener of the pandemic period and second-best in cinematic historical past, in keeping with information from Comscore.
Franchise-based movies, significantly these about comedian e book characters, have been a few of the few to interrupt by and generate important positive aspects on the field workplace through 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 giant movies.
Field workplace analysts anticipated “The Batman” to attract fewer moviegoers in comparison with “No Means House” due to its darker, extra mature themes and PG-13 ranking. The movie will possible profit from repeat viewings within the coming weeks.