The Caped Crusader has topped the box office.
The Batman has secured the second-best opening weekend behind Sony and Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: No Way Home. The latest film from Matt Reeves is looking to bring in around $128 million in its opening weekend, following a $43.2 million Saturday. Of course, as it is still early in the day, the film’s opening could rise to $130 million depending on how Sunday progresses.
The Batman marks the biggest opening for Warner Bros. during the pandemic era, as well as the best opening for Reeves, coming in above Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which opened to $73 million. More impressively, however, The Batman‘s opening weekend is currently the best domestic opening for the year. The film’s opening numbers are all the more impressive given its nearly three-hour runtime.
Regarding The Batman, Toby Emmerich, president of Warner Bros. Motion Pictures, spoke highly of Reeves and his vision for the film. “You to buy into the idea that Batman is like Hamlet. He’s such a rich character. And that the only reason to do it is if you find a different swim lane and a Batman that’s true to the DNA, but is a different interpretation,” he said in a statement to THR. “From the very beginning, Matt consciously made sure that the character and the story he was telling was different than anyone that had been told before.”
The Batman is in theaters now.