The box office tracking projections are in for the opening weekend of The Batman, and things are looking promising.
BoxOfficePro has released its projections for the opening weekend of The Batman in the U.S. Right now it’s placing the film between $135 million to $185 million. The biggest limiting factor will be the 2 hour and 55-minute runtime as it will limit the number of showings on a screen at a given time. This would normally be a bigger issue, but due to a general lack of new releases at the moment, the runtime will be balanced by the number of available screens.
Right now, BoxOfficePro is placing the cumulative domestic box office result at somewhere between $340 million to $540 million. As we draw closer to the release the results will become clearer, and then typical factors such as the CinemaScore and word of mouth will become the deciding factors of the ultimate result. But for now, things are looking good.
Two years of stalking the streets as the Batman (Pattinson), striking fear into the hearts of criminals, has led Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City. With only a few trusted allies -Alfred Pennyworth (Serkis), Lt. James Gordon (Wright)-amongst the city’s corrupt network of officials and high-profile figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the sole embodiment of vengeance amongst his fellow citizens. When a killer targets Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues sends the World’s Greatest Detective on an investigation into the underworld, where he encounters such characters as Selina Kyle/aka Catwoman (Kravitz), Oswald Cobblepot/aka the Penguin (Farrell), Carmine Falcone (Turturro), and Edward Nashton/aka the Riddler (Dano). As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear, Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued Gotham City.
Joining Robert Pattinson in The Batman will be Paul Dano (The Riddler), Zoe Kravitz (Catwoman), Colin Farrell (The Penguin), John Turturro (Carmine Falcone), Jeffrey Wright (James Gordon), Andy Serkis (Alfred Pennyworth), and more. Matt Reeves serves as both writer and director.