The Batman’s second weekend only fell off by -50.7% from the previous weekend, bringing its domestic total to $238.5 million.
Featuring tremendous hand-to-hand combat sequences but light on character development despite its three-hour runtime, The Batman achieves the feel of a great Batman movie without capturing the soul of one.
With Robert Pattinson under the cowl, The Batman took in $57 million on Friday (including $21.6 million for late Thursday showings), and looks to have legs, with a positive fan and critical reception so far.
Batman always sells, and the brands that are partnering with WarnerMedia for Matt Reeve’s upcoming The Batman film hope that it extends to traditional and non-traditional Batman toys, accessories, and luxury items.
While Spider-Man continues to rake in dough on a daily basis, DC doesn’t want fans to forget that their own MVP is about to hit the screen again in March.
There were many exciting reveals at this October’s DC FanDome, but DC intentionally left the best for last with the first full length trailer for Matt Reeves’ The Batman.