Robert Pattinson’s The Batman made an impressive debut in its first day streaming on HBO Max.
A little under two months following its initial theatrical release, Warner Bros. Pictures’ new DC Comics film The Batman made its exclusive streaming debut on HBO Max. The film, which stars Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader, recently hit past the $750 million mark at the global box office upon its streaming debut, and now we have official numbers from the streaming service in which the film can boast an impressive debut on its first day.
Samba TV reports that 720k households in the United States streamed Robert Pattinson’s The Batman in its first day on HBO Max. This is also the first time a Warner Bros. Pictures release opened with an exclusive theatrical window before making its debut on HBO Max:
In 2021, Warner Bros. Pictures released all of their film slate through a simultaneous day-and-date release strategy, in which films such as Godzilla vs. Kong, Mortal Kombat, The Suicide Squad, Dune, King Richard, and The Matrix Resurrections were available in theaters and on HBO Max free-of-charge on the same opening day, with them available on streaming for their respective first 30 days. With this pivot away from that experiment, Robert Pattinson’s The Batman looks to reap the financial benefits from the successful box office run, while its inevitable release on streaming can lead to more viewership for HBO Max.
With this brand synergy, this certainly bodes well for the future of Robert Pattinson’s The Batman universe. Beyond two more films in a proposed trilogy from Matt Reeves, at least two new original series are in development for HBO Max, including a limited series centered on Colin Farrell’s The Penguin as well as one centered on Arkham Asylum.
Here is the synopsis for The Batman:
Two years of stalking the streets as the Batman (Robert Pattinson), striking fear into the hearts of criminals, has led Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City. With only a few trusted allies — Alfred Pennyworth (Andy Serkis), Lt. James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright) — amongst the city’s corrupt network of officials and high-profile figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the sole embodiment of vengeance amongst his fellow citizens.
When a killer targets Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues sends the World’s Greatest Detective on an investigation into the underworld, where he encounters such characters as Selina Kyle/aka Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz), Oswald Cobblepot/aka the Penguin (Colin Farrell), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro), and Edward Nashton/aka the Riddler (Paul Dano). As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear, Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued Gotham City.
Directed by Matt Reeves, The Batman stars Robert Pattinson as the titular hero and Bruce Wayne, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as Bella Reál, with Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, Colin Farrell as the Penguin, and Barry Keoghan as The Joker.
The Batman is now available to own digitally and streaming exclusively on HBO Max, with physical media dropping on May 24. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the future of Matt Reeves’ franchise and Robert Pattinson’s Batman, and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.
Source: Samba TV