The Batman surpassed $750 million in its box office collections before its first airing on the HBO Max streaming platform. Directed by Matt Reeves, The Batman marked the seventh iteration of the Dark Knight on the big screen. Starring Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Reeves’ adaptation has received critical acclaim, with many saying the film rivals Christopher Nolan’s. The black Knight (2008). As the film finally begins streaming on HBO Max, the official box office collection so far stands at $751.6 million, surpassing three-quarters of a billion.
Despite faced initial backlash when casting was first announced, Robert Pattinson’s Batman proved his critics wrong with his phenomenal performance as the Caped Crusader. the Dusk star, who has since appeared in acclaimed independent films such as Good time and Lighthouse became the definitive face of Batman for millions of fans around the world.
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How much did The Batman collect in North America?
Originally slated for release in 2021, The Batman has been pushed back to 2022 due to the pandemic. With frequent production delays, the film was finally released on March 4 worldwide. From now on, The Batman grossed $365 million in North America, making it one of Warner Bros.’ highest-grossing films. of the post-pandemic era.
Overseas collections of The Batman
Despite numerous obstacles ranging from casting backlashes to production delays, The Batman performed exceptionally well outside of the United States and Canada. With a huge overseas collection of $386.1 million, The Batman was both a critical and commercial success. Having performed particularly well in the United Kingdom ($53.2 M), Mexico ($30.7 M), Australia ($27 M), France ($25.9 M), Brazil ($22.6 million), China ($22.5 million), Germany ($18.9 million), Spain ($11.8 million), Italy ($11.2 million) and Japan ($18.9 million). $10 million), the film also had the highest opening weekend for a picture from Warner Bros. in Iceland. Besides, The Batman also made its biggest debut in seven critical markets for any DC movie, despite the pandemic.
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Compared to Chris Nolan The black Knight, The Batman is less than $250 million. Although the budget of the two films was quite similar, The black Knight had a staggering $1.005 billion box office collection, beating outright The Batman. However, The Batman is also expected to stream in considerable quantity as it begins streaming on HBO Max. Besides, The Batman will also premiere on HBO on April 23 at 8 p.m. ET.
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After The BatmanThe commercial success of Jeff Goldstein, who is president of domestic distribution at Warner Bros., praised the film. Here is his quote:
“The incredible response we’ve seen in theaters across the country is a testament to both the enduring power of this iconic DC superhero and the huge appetite that exists to experience great movies on the big screen. We congratulate all people involved for reaching this impressive milestone.
Likewise, Andrew Cripps, president of international distribution, praised the film’s nimble balance between critical acclaim and staggering box office collections.
“The Batman is performing on all levels, delivering critical acclaim and large crowds in every market around the world. We are so proud of the film and so happy that it continues to strike a chord with audiences around the world.
The Batmanthe impressive overseas collection of is only falling behind Spider-Man: No Coming Home and no time to die. To add more to his list of accolades, The Batman also recorded his best collection overseas for Warner Bros. since 2019 when Todd Phillip’s Joker with Joaquin Phoenix. With such an impressive collection at the box office, it’s only a matter of time before batman 2 is officially green.
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The Batman is now streaming on HBO Max with Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz, Colin Farrell, John Turturro, Paul Dano, Andy Serkis and Jeffery Wright.