The Batman Box Office Numbers: No. 1 Again

The Caped Crusader has a $66 million weekend, generating over $238 million in the US.

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The Batman has in its second week once again dominated at the box office, besting its opening weekend with $66 million from 4,417 theaters for a 10-day domestic total of $238.5 million. These figures were reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

Although critics were polarized by the superhero movie, audience turnout has remained strong--and no doubt helped by Pixar and Disney's pivoting Turning Red's March 11 theatrical release for Disney+ instead. The Batman cost roughly $200 million to produce--not including the ongoing marketing play--which means the film, which has so far generated $463.2 million is charting a course to an overall strong and profitable showing. It also bears repeating that the film's three-hour runtime has apparently not deterred fans--nor has AMC, Regal, and Cinemark's last-minute addition of increasing ticket prices.

The Batman is directed by Matt Reeves (Dawn of the Planet the Apes) and stars Robert Pattinson as Batman. The rest of the cast includes Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as The Riddler, Andy Serkis as Alfred, and Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon.

Here at GameSpot, we scored the film a 6/10 in our The Batman review. Reviewer Mason Downey wrote, "This is a Gotham that is both familiar and new, grounded and somehow completely bizarre. If The Batman has one major masterstroke that should be replicated in future live-action adaptations, this is it."

Next for the franchise are a pair of spin-offs that were discussed and promised--but their fates have been muddied since the film's release. Last year, two spin-offs were announced for the project, one focusing on the GCPD and Jim Gordon, the other focusing on Penguin. Now, after the movie has finally hit theaters, only one of those is actually going to be made a reality. The Hollywood Reporter reports that HBO Max has officially ordered the Penguin show to series, while the GCPD show has "evolved" into an Arkham Asylum focused story that has yet to receive an official order.

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