The Batman impresses with a strong hold in its second weekend at the US domestic box office.
Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Films’ newest blockbuster The Batman had an impressive second weekend at the domestic box office, grossing $66 million. This showcases a 51% drop from its opening weekend, and with the pre-Friday preview showings removed from the equation, the hold is at a 41% drop.
The current domestic total for The Batman at the box office sits at $238.5 million, and while the film continues a successful run in North America, it’s doing similarly impressive numbers internationally. In its second weekend, The Batman earned around $66.6 million internationally, which is a 46% drop from last weekend and bringing its international total to $224.7M. Combined with North America, the film has grossed around $463.2 million globally.
Given that the film is yet another reboot of the iconic Caped Crusader, clocks in at nearly 3 hours, and is significantly darker blockbuster compared to the likes of recent releases like the more family-friendly Spider-Man: No Way Home, the strong hold The Batman has in its second weekend at the box office bodes well for its long-term run. It will be interesting to see how the film continues to perform throughout the rest of March, all the way up to its eventual release on HBO Max 45 days after its initial premiere in theaters.
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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