‘The Batman’ arrived in the theaters this weekend and was well received to the tune of $128.5 million in ticket sales. This topped the studio’s expectations of $110 million USD.
″[The 2022 box office] got its official start got its official start this weekend with the spectacular performance of ‘The Batman,’ a dark, brooding masterpiece of a crowd-pleaser,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore. ”[It] proved that audiences enjoy their superhero movies not only when they are lighthearted and fun, but also when they provide a deeper emotional experience.”
‘The Batman’ is the second film since March 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown much of the globe to see ticket sales beyond the $100 million USD mark. “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” a co-production between Disney and Sony, was the first, generating $260 million USD during its domestic debut in December.