‘The Batman’: Early Box Office Projections Tease Monumental Opening Weekend

Bruce Wayne's getting even richer.

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Early box office predictions have pegged The Batman‘s opening weekend as huge.

The Batman is finally set to release next month! Matt Reeves’ brooding and grounded reboot of the DC property has been highly-anticipated ever since the first look at the film was released in 2020. The hype for the Robert Pattinson-led movie is clearly through the roof, as early box office projections are teasing a monumental opening weekend for DC.

Box Office Pro has debuted their long-range analysis for The Batman and it’s looking quite good for the brass at Warner Bros. Things can obviously change between now and March 4, when the film is set to debut in both regular and premium formats, but for now, these are the numbers being teased. The outlet suggests that the DC reboot is could potentially make anywhere between $135 to $185 million during its debut weekend in North America.

How much could it earn during its entire domestic run? Box Office Pro believes anywhere between $340 and $540 million. Those who have seen the film have dubbed it both complex and controversial, so it remains to be seen how audiences react to the film.

For comparison, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opened to $166 million domestically. Aquaman, DC’s highest-grossing film of all time, opened with a mere $68 million, so anything is possible when it comes to Matt Reeves’ reboot. The Dark Knight Rises, the highest-grossing Batman film, opened to $160.9 million. Who knows? Maybe The Batman will open on the higher-end of Box Office Pro’s projections and become the highest-grossing DC film of all time.

Here is the synopsis for Warner Bros.’ 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, and Colin Farrell as the Penguin.

Warner Bros.’ The Batman will hit theaters on March 4, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding the upcoming film, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: Box Office Pro