In just one more month, The Batman will finally release in theaters and might be the first true long-term threat that Spider-Man: No Way Home faces. Scream only temporarily kicked the box office king from his throne before he took it back the weekend directly after. Still, it looks like Matt Reeves‘ take on the popular DC character is currently eyeing a pre-pandemic like numbers with a potential opening between $135M to $185M.
As pointed out by Box Office Pro, the developments are currently on par with 2019’s Captain Marvel, which opened with the third-highest opening in March at $153.4M. There are still quite a few concerns with Omicron, but it doesn’t seem like countries are willing to completely lockdown anymore, but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen.
Worldwide, the film is eyeing an impressive $340M to $540M opening. If it manages to pull in those numbers it might be heading to a $1 billion release and could compete with No Way Home‘s numbers, which opened at $587M worldwide. There’s a chance it might even beat those prediction numbers and we’ll see if The Batman might be the first post-pandemic film to pass the $2 billion mark.
Source: Box Office Pro