'The Batman' marks the second largest debut in the Pandemic Era Amassing $128.5 million
Matt Reeves' highly anticipated film, The Batman, earned $128.5 million domestically at the weekend box office, becoming the second-largest launch since the Coronavirus pandemic began.
The Batman earned an additional $120 million overseas, bringing its total to $248.5 million.
It stars Robert Pattinson, Zo* Kravitz, Paul Dano, Colin Farrell, Jeffrey Wright, and others.
Variety reported that over 60 percent of the moviegoers were between the ages of 18 and 34, which corresponds to the film's target demographic.
“It’s fun to see the public really embrace the movie,” Jeff Goldstein, president of domestic distribution at Warner Bros, told Variety. “Since the movie is three hours long, it became appointment viewing. That bodes well for its run on the big screen. It helps that the word of mouth is so strong.”
“In its first theatrical exclusive blockbuster release in more than a year, Warner Bros. proved the power of a theatrical-first approach, and that great execution on a creative launch plan is the best way to drive long-term value,” said Rich Gelfond, CEO of Imax.
Marvel's Spider-Man: No Way Home is the only film to outperform The Batman during this pandemic, which opened to a staggering $253 million.