"The Batman" Scores $128 Million, Second Best Pandemic Era Opening

The Batman by Matt Reeves, a film starring Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader of Gotham City, has raised a whopping $ 128.5 million on its box office debut, marking the best opening weekend of 2022 and beyond.
The new DC movie, disconnected from the cinematic universe of Justice League and Suicide Squad, has in fact become the second film in the pandemic era to cross the threshold of 100 million dollars in a single weekend, a feat achieved for the first time by Spider-Man: No Way Home last December.

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It's still far away from the numbers expected by Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios (260 million dollars at the box office in the first weekend), but it should also be remembered that The Batman presents itself as a film devoted to a more mature and therefore also restricted audience.
Thanks to the positive reviews, strong reception from ticket buyers and the obvious interest in the immortal character of DC history, The Batman is definitely going to be a great commercial success for Warner Bros. This is also good news for the major, which in recent years has had quite a few film headaches with DC labels.

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The success of The Batman will also be important in the light of the franchise that Warner Bros. wants to create. In fact, at least two spin-off series focusing on the Penguin and the Gotham City Police Department are already in production for HBO Max. Furthermore, according to some recent rumors, it is possible that DC is also thinking about a spin-off series dedicated to the Arkham Asylum.
In addition to Pattinson, The Batman also stars Paul Dano as the Riddler, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Andy Serkis as Batman's butler Alfred Pennyworth, and Colin Farrell as a crime lord known as the Penguin.
2022 will be very rich as far as DC's schedule is concerned. In addition to numerous series, this year will also include some highly anticipated blockbusters such as Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, Black Adam and The Flash, which will feature the return of Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton as two alternate versions of Batman.
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