According to industry estimates, Warner Bros.’ gloomy new film The Batman has rocketed to the top in North American theatres, becoming the year’s first film to surpass $100 million in its opening weekend. According to Exhibitor Relations, the latest in a growing series of Batman pictures – this one an especially bleak rendition featuring English actor Robert Pattinson – grossed an estimated $128.5 million from Friday to Sunday. The film was believed to have cost $200 million to make.
According to analysts, Spider-Man: No Way Home from Sony is the only other pandemic-era film to gross more than $100 million in its first weekend. When it first debuted in December, it raked in $260 million in ticket sales.
The Batman follows the Caped Crusader as he hunts for a serial killer (Paul Dano) while fighting crime, corruption, and his own personal issues. In addition to Zoe Kravitz, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis, and Colin Farrell, the film stars Zoe Kravitz, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis, and Colin Farrell.
Uncharted, a Sony adventure picture starring Tom Holland as an Indiana Jones-style treasure seeker, fell from first to second place, grossing $11 million even as its domestic total surpassed $100 million.