The Batman has won the weekend domestic box office with a second-best pandemic performance of $128.5 million.
As reported by Variety, The Batman had the best opening weekend of 2022 and is only the second pandemic-era film to earn over $100 million at the domestic box office in its debut. Spider-Man: No Way Home was the other film to do so and it earned $260 million.
The Batman had a production budget of around $200 million and its extra $120 million earned at the international box office has helped the latest take on the Dark Knight already make that back. Globally, The Batman is currently sitting at $248.5 million.
In our The Batman review, we said that it is “a gripping, gorgeous, and, at times, genuinely scary psychological crime thriller that gives Bruce Wayne the grounded detective story he deserves.”
The Batman’s $57 million first day in theaters was enough to pass Uncharted’s $44 million opening weekend. Despite that, it still took home second place with $11 million and crossed the $100 million mark itself at the domestic box office. Globally, Uncharted has brought in $271.5 million.
Channing Tatum’s Dog placed third at the domestic box office with $6 million in ticket sales, and Spider-Man: No Way Home and Death on the Nile rounded out the top five with $4.4 million and 2.7 million, respectively. With No Way Home staying in the top five once more, Tom Holland has had two films in the top five for three weeks straight now.
For more on The Batman, check out our explainer of the ending, the five comics that could shape its sequel, and five burning questions from the film that Matt Reeves’ shed some light on.
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