Box Office: ‘The Batman’ Rockets To $249M Worldwide Launch

  1. The Batman (review)- $128.5M

If one thing has been made clear over the past few months, it’s that the big studio blockbusters, particularly those involving superheroes, are more than enough to bring audiences back into theaters. Warner Bros. has scored their best number of the pandemic era with Matt Reeves’ The Batman, earning $128.5M domestically, and $249M worldwide. The film got off to a rocket of a start on Friday with $57M, and hasn’t really slowed down. Obviously, this is the best opening of 2022, and a huge feather in the cap of Reeves, who has scored some big numbers in the past with Cloverfield ($172M) and two Planet of the Apes movies ($1.2B combined). This puts fuel in the Batmobile as Warner Bros. gets rolling on a sequel that’ll put Robert Pattinson back in the Bat-suit, and gives them options in expanding the franchise.

2. Uncharted– $11M/$100.2M

3. Dog– $6M/$40M

4. Spider-Man: No Way Home– $4.4M/$786.4M

5. Death On the Nile– $2.7M/$37M

6. Sing 2– $1.5M/$153.5M

7. Jackass Forever– $1.3M/$54.4M

8. Cyrano– $683K/$2.57M

9. Gangubai Kathiawadi – $592K/$1.7M

10. Scream– $570K/$80.2M



Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.