The long awaited The Batman knocked off a few records as it became the highest grossing film of the year so far, the second-biggest domestic opening of the pandemic era just behind Spider-Man: No Way Home, beat Christian Bale’s Batman Begins opening, and became the 4th highest grossing Batman movie on opening weekend of all time.
The Batman opened at $128.5M making it the top grossing film of the year so far. The audience and critics are enjoying this new version of the caped crusader; it scored 85% Fresh on the Tomatometer and 90% Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes, and received an A- on CinemaScore. The film had a notable $29,092 per screen average and trended toward a younger male audience as 65% were male and over 60% were between the ages of 18 and 34. Due to the demand surrounding the film, there was a slight increase in ticket price in select AMC theaters, but clearly fans did not seem to mind.
Uncharted continues to show consistent numbers in the box office. The Tom Holland film has now hit the $100M mark as it grossed $11Mbringing it gross total to $100.3M.
Channing Tatum’s Dog remains in the top five grossing films for its third weekend in theaters grossing $6M. Its gross total has now reached$40M.
For the third weekend in a row, Tom Holland is the star of two of the five top grossing films of the weekend. Spider-Man: No Way Home sits in the fourth-place spot with $4.4M over the weekend making its total $786.5M.
Murder mystery Death on the Nile brought in $2.7M during its fourth weekend in theaters. It has now brought in $37.1M.
There are no new wide releases next weekend, but March 18 brings two horror films, Umma and X. Umma stars Sandra Oh, a woman who becomes haunted by the idea that she will turn into her late mother when she receives her remains. X is sets during 1979 with a cast of adult filmmakers who attempt to create a film on a farm before being terrorized by the host when he finds out their plans.