THE BATMAN | Box Office (UPDATED 5/10/22)

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UPDATE 12 (5/10/22 @ 1:00 PM CT) Week 10 is in the books and THE BATMAN box office currently stands at $369.1M domestic plus $398M overseas for a total worldwide tally of $767.1M.

UPDATE 11 (5/1/22 @ 1:00 PM CT) After week 9 in theatrical release, THE BATMAN box office now sits at $368.8M domestic, $391.5M overseas for a worldwide total of $760.3M.

The box office cume has been a moot point for a while as THE BATMAN is unequivocally a huge success on all fronts.  Thus, Warner Bros. and director Matt Reeves made an announcement this past week at CinemaCon ’22 which was already a given and done deal for weeks: THE BATMAN is getting a sequel.

UPDATE 10 (4/25/22 @ 7:00 AM CT) After week 8, THE BATMAN box office sites at $367.7M domestic, $392.2M overseas for a total of $758.9M worldwide.

Also this week, THE BATMAN began streaming on HBO Max on Monday, April 18, 2022, with 720K views on day 1.

UPDATE 10 (4/17/22 @ 11:00 AM CT) After week 7, THE BATMAN box office sites at $365M domestic, $386.1M overseas for a total of $751.1M worldwide.

UPDATE 9 (4/10/22 @ 11:00 AM CT) After week 6, THE BATMAN‘s box office now sits at $358.9M domestic, $377.2M overseas for a worldwide total of $736.1M.

UPDATE 8 (4/3/22 @ 11:20 AM CT) After week 5, THE BATMAN‘s box office now sits at $349.2M domestic, $362.7M overseas for a worldwide total of $711.9M.

Domestically, it ranks #4 amongst Warner Bros. DC films behind THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, THE DARK KNIGHT, and WONDER WOMANJOKER sits at #5.

According to BOX OFFICE PRO, here’s how it compares WB’s most recent live-action films starring Batman…

  • -26% behind 2008’s The Dark Knight ($471.0M)
  • -14% behind 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises ($409.7M)
  • +9% ahead of 2016’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice ($319.4M)
  • +59% ahead of 2017’s Justice League ($219.5M)

UPDATE 7 (3/27/22 @12:13 PM CT) After week 4, THE BATMAN‘s box now sits at $332M domestic, $340.9M overseas, with a global total of $672.9M.

According to BOX OFFICE PRO, here’s how it compares WB’s most recent live-action films starring Batman…

  • -24% behind 2008’s THE DARK KNIGHT (441.6M)
  • -14% behind 2012’s THE DARK KNIGHT RISES ($389.5M)
  • +6% ahead of 2016’s BATMAN v SUPERMAN (311.3M)
  • +56% ahead of 2017’s JUSTICE LEAGUE ($212.1M)

For all of BOF’s coverage of THE BATMAN, check out BOF’s Everything About THE BATMAN Page.

UPDATE 6 (3/21/22 @ 7:40 AM CT) After 3 weeks of release, THE BATMAN has now earned $300.0M domestic and $300.4M overseas, for a $600.4M global total.

UPDATE 5 (3/20/22 @ 11:45 CT) After 3 weeks and weekends, THE BATMAN now has a domestic cume of $300M. It currently sits in the 8th spot amongst DC Comics movies at the box office, surpassing 2013’s MAN OF STEEL.

The box office remains strong which means it has received good word of mouth as well as repeat viewings.  If its box office continues to trend the same way as it has since opening on March 4, THE BATMAN has a very good chance at moving up to the 4th spot amongst DC movies domestically (behind only THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, THE DARK KNIGHT, and WONDER WOMAN) in a week to 10 days.   It also looks like it may eventually bump WONDER WOMAN out of the #3 spot during its entire domestic run.

Stay tuned for final numbers for this weekend as well as an update on the foreign box office.

UPDATE 4 (3/12/22 @ 2 PM CT) Per the trades and WB, on its second weekend of release, THE BATMAN has a very good hold of -51% and $66M and will end up with its way to $238.5M domestic by Sunday (3/13/22). The film is already over $400M worldwide.  Bottom line, THE BATMAN is doing pretty damn well. So much for the “boycott,” right? 🤣

For all of BOF’s coverage of THE BATMAN — which goes back 5 years+ — visit BOF’s Everything About THE BATMAN Page.

UPDATE 3 (3/8/22 @ 7:25 AM CT) The overseas box office for the opening weekend has been updated to $124.2M for an overall tally of $258.2M.

UPDATE 2 (3/7/22 @ 11 AM CT) After the dust settled, THE BATMAN‘s opening weekend domestic box office has increased to $134M.  This was due to the film having a higher-than-expected turnout on Sunday.  Including the overseas numbers, THE BATMAN currently sits with a tally of $254M worldwide.

UPDATE 1 (3/6/22 @ 1 PM CT) Overseas, THE BATMAN earned $120 million from 74 markets, making its overall box office tally $248.5 million opening weekend.


THE BATMAN will take in at least $128.5 million domestically at the box office opening weekend, per WB and the trades.  It also had the second-best opening since 2019 (SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME is #1) and the best opening for a Warner Bros. movie during the pandemic era.

No final numbers for THE BATMAN‘s overseas box office take are available yet.  BOF will update this page as that info becomes available.

Per DEADLINE, a shorter cut of THE BATMAN didn’t test as well as the 2 hour, 55 minute version that was released.  The trade also shared WB head honcho Toby Emmerich’s vision for DC on film at Warner Bros…

The secret of the movie business is quality. It’s the best business strategy for both theatrical motion pictures and superhero movies. The movies don’t have to all have the same tone, or interlock with other DC movies, or have an Easter egg that sets up another film. Quality is the most important factor for a studio, and the biggest thing you can do to influence quality is the filmmaker that you hire.

Indeed.

DEADLINE also reported that ticket sales were steady over the course of the weekend and were not front-loaded.  Bottom line: Folks turned out to see THE BATMAN because, well, they wanted to see THE BATMAN.

THE BATMAN also scored a very good A- Cinemascore.

This puts it up with the more popular Batman films. Here’s the comparison…

  • BATMAN (1989) – A
  • BATMAN BEGINS A
  • THE DARK KNIGHT – A
  • THE DARK KNIGHT RISES – A
  • THE BATMAN – A-
  • BATMAN FOREVER – A-
  • THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE- A-
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE (2017)B+
  • BATMAN RETURNS – B
  • BATMAN v SUPERMAN – B
  • BATMAN & ROBIN – C+

Keep in mind that a Cinemascore of B and below is considered poor.

So, with a strong opening weekend box office and a good response from the overall audience, it’s safe to say that THE BATMAN is a success.  It’ll be interesting to see how much strong word of mouth plays into the film’s legs over the next few weeks and weekends.  Oh yeah…

A great time was had by all at BOF’s THE BATMAN Watch Party this weekend! – Bill “Jett” Ramey