The Batman Reportedly Hits $700 Million at the Global Box Office

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One month after Matt Reeves' new reboot of the Caped crusader, The Batman still continues to dominate the box office. Featuring Robert Pattinson as the new Bruce Wayne, the opening weekend grossed over $128.5 million at the domestic box office, marking the film as the second-best opening weekend for 2022. More impressively, The Batman is the second pandemic film to cross over the $100 Million mark in its opening weekend and is currently sitting in second place to MCU's Spiderman: No Way Home.

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Exactly five weeks after The Batman's release, the film has officially surpassed $700 Million at the global and domestic box office combined. The domestic box office receipts brought a total of $349 Million, while at the global box office, the film grossed over $361.5 Million, grossing $710.5 Million in total. The Batman currently sits as the 58th highest-grossing film domestically, while officially beating Christopher Nolan's 2005's Batman Begins, which grossed $373.7 million.

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Thanks to the film's positive reviews from the critics, that definitely added up to the fans' anticipation of the reboot. Matt Reeve's reboot of the bat vigilante features more grounded materials and characters. Alongside Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne, he is joined by an ensemble cast that includes the likes of Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, Colin Farrell as The Penguin, and Paul Dano's The Riddler, who is first in line to antagonize the Batman in the first film.

Thankfully, there's much more to anticipate for The Batman. Recently, a deleted scene was revealed to the public featuring Barry Keoghan's Joker and Bruce Wayne in Arkham Asylum. This deleted scene hints at the future face-off between Batman and his arch-nemesis, The Joker. Two spinoffs are already confirmed for development with HBO Max, one that centers on The Penguin as now the mastermind of Gotham's criminal elite. While the initial Gotham PD spinoff is now scrapped and developed into an Arkham Asylum series, that will center on the two criminal psychopaths jailed in the Arkham Asylum, Keoghan's Joker and Dano's Riddler.

The Batman is rumored to premiere on the streaming service, HBO Max on April 19.

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