Robert Pattinson’s The Batman has been dethroned at the box office by The Lost City.
After three weeks in a row at the top spot, The Batman finally gets dethroned at the U.S. box office. This week, the Robert Pattinson film was at the #2 spot, grossing an estimated $18.7 million in three days, bringing its domestic totals to around $330.1 million.
Paramount Pictures’ The Lost City, which stars Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum, debuted at #1 this weekend, earning $31 million at the domestic box office. Having unseated Robert Pattinson’s The Batman, the film is one of the more successful box office debut for an original film not based on a pre-existing intellectual property.
Along with topping Robert Pattinson’s The Batman this weekend at the box office, The Lost City is also the third 2022 release for Paramount Pictures to top the box office, the first being Scream and the second being Jackass Forever. The studio’s next big release, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, is looking likely to continue that trend.
Behind both The Lost City and The Batman, the Indian film RRR opened at #3 with $9.5 million, the anime film Jujutsu Kaisen 0 came in at #4 with $4.58 million, and Tom Holland’s Uncharted came in at $4.6 million in its sixth weekend at the box office.
The box office debut of The Lost City is certainly encouraging for a studio like Paramount Pictures, who has had some struggles in recent years, with a few notable exceptions including the success of John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place films. The studio is looking to have a solid year so far thanks to having Scream, Jackass Forever, and The Lost City all open at #1, and with Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on the way, it looks like things are looking up for the studio.
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, 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.
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