Projections bounced all over the scale leading up to the debut of The Batman, but now we finally have an official number. The Batman took in $128.5 million domestically, becoming only the fourth movie to open in March to over $100 million. Combined with the foreign ticket sales of $140.5 million, the film now stands at a global total of $234 million.
The weekend broke down as $57.1 million for Friday (which included previews), Saturday brought in $43.2 million, and $28.2 million for Sunday. $15 million of the weekend numbers came from IMAX showings, accounting for 12% of the overall weekend gross.
This marks the second-biggest opening weekend since the start of the pandemic – first place going to Spider-Man: No Way Home – and Warner Bros. biggest opening weekend in more than three years.
Of interesting note is that Los Angeles came in as the top market for the film, where AMC Theaters was marking up tickets in a new pricing experiment.
The Batman has an amazing month ahead of it as there are no other films that pose a threat of knocking it out of the top spot scheduled until Morbius on April 1.