The Batman climbs to $238 million at the box office

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After the second-largest opening since the pandemic began The Batman remains strong in its second weekend at the box office. Warner Bros.’ new Batman reboot grossed $66 million at the domestic box office this weekend, losing about half of its opening weekend total, which is a stellar achievement for a blockbuster. By Monday morning, the domestic box office will grow to approximately $238.5 million. The Batman received mostly positive reviews from fans and critics. ComicBook.com’s Kofi Outlaw gave the film a rating of 4 out of 5:

“As a reboot The Batman is a very good reintroduction to the Batman film series, but one that feels like a victim of circumstance. It seems they originally had a much deeper thematic point in mind – until the whole world went into a chaotic downward spiral. We’re getting most of it now The Batman is a final message from, “Hey, things are really messed up, but, uh, let’s try to help each other, okay?” Given the current circumstances around the world (at the time of writing this article), that’s perhaps the only message a superhero film can convey right now.”

The BatmanThe success of could impact the future of DC Comics movies. “The secret of the film business is quality. It’s the best business strategy for both motion pictures and superhero films,” said Toby Emmerich, chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures meeting on the heels of The Batman‘s impressive opening weekend. “The films don’t all have to have the same tone or tie into other DC films or have an Easter egg that pitches another film. Quality is the most important factor for a studio and the biggest thing you can do with quality is the filmmaker you hire.”

Warner Bros. is already working on turning The Batman into a mini-franchise. A previously announced series focused on the Gotham City police force has been scrapped in favor of a show focused on Arkham Asylum. HBO Max has already ordered a series starring Colin Farrell as The Penguin.

“We’re thrilled to bring audiences a new version of this iconic DC character that they’ve never seen before. It’s incredible to be working with Matt, Dylan and Lauren on this continuation of this story and to see Colin absorb his already exceptional accomplishment The Batman to the next level,” said Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, HBO Max.

Directed by Matt Reeves The Batman. Robert Pattinson stars as Bruce Wayne, with Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Colin Farrell as Penguin and Barry Keoghan as a surprising mystery character. A full list of the top 10 films at the box office this weekend follows.

1. The Batman

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  • Second week
  • Weekend: $66 million
  • in total: $238.5 million

Batman ventures into Gotham City’s underworld when a sadistic killer leaves a trail of cryptic clues in his wake. As the evidence draws closer home and the scope of the perpetrator’s plans become clear, he must forge new relationships, uncover the culprit, and bring to justice the abuses of power and corruption that have long plagued the metropolis.

Directed by Matt Reeves The Batman. The film stars are Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis and Colin Farrell.

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2. Unknown

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  • week four
  • Weekend: $9.25 million
  • in total: $113.3 million

Nathan Drake and his witty partner Victor “Sully” Sullivan embark on a perilous quest to find the greatest treasure never found while pursuing clues that may lead to Nate’s long-lost brother.

Directed by Ruben Fleischer Unexplored written by Rafe Lee Judkins, Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, based on the Naughty Dog video game series. The film stars are Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Sophia Ali, Tati Gabrielle and Antonio Banderas.

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3. BTS: Permission to dance on stage

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  • open weekend
  • Total: $6.8 million

BTS PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE is the latest world tour series led by 21st century pop icon BTS, featuring powerful performances and the biggest hits from her incredible career. The earlier Los Angeles shows were seen by around 813,000 people across the four sold-out shows, making it one of the most successful shows of 2021.

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4. dog

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  • week four
  • Weekend: $5.3 million
  • In total: $47.8 million

With a dog named Lulu at his side, Army Ranger Briggs races down the Pacific coast to get to a soldier’s funeral on time. Along the way, Briggs and Lulu drive each other completely insane, break a handful of laws, narrowly avoid death, and learn to abandon their guards for a fighting chance at happiness.

Directed by Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin dog. Tatum also stars with Jane Adams, Kevin Nash, Q’orianka Kilcher, Ethan Suplee, Emmy Raver-Lampman and Bill Burr.

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5. Spider-Man: No Way Home

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  • week 13
  • Weekend: 4 million dollars
  • In total: $792.2 million

Now that Spider-Man’s identity has been revealed, our friendly neighborhood web-slinger is exposed and unable to separate his normal life as Peter Parker from the high stakes as a superhero. When Peter enlists Doctor Strange’s help, the missions become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it really means to be Spider-Man.

Directed by Jon Watts Spider-Man: No Way Home based on a screenplay by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers. The film stars are Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau, Jamie Foxx, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, Benedict Wong, Tony Revolori and Marisa Tomei.

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6. Death on the Nile

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  • week five
  • Weekend: $2.5 million
  • In total: $40.8 million

Belgian detective Hercule Poirot’s Egyptian vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer turns into a terrifying search for a killer when a beautiful couple’s idyllic honeymoon is tragically cut short.

Death on the Nile is an adaptation of the 1937 crime novel of the same name by Agatha Christie. Kenneth Branagh is directing and playing Hercule Poirot. The cast also includes Tom Bateman, Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders and Letitia Wright.

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7. Radhe Shyam

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  • open weekend
  • in total: $1.86 million

Radhe Shyam is a romantic drama set in 1970s Europe, starring Prabhas and Pooja Hegde.

Directed by Radha Krishna Kumar Radhe Shyam.

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8. Sing 2

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    (Photo: Universal Studios / Singing 2)
  • week 12
  • Weekend: $1.55 million
  • In total: $155.7 million

Can-do koala Buster Moon and his all-star cast of animal performers prepare to embark on a dazzling stage extravaganza in the glittering entertainment capital of the world. There’s only one catch: he must find the world’s most reclusive rock star and convince him to join them. What begins as Buster’s dream of great success soon becomes an emotional reminder of music’s power to mend even the most broken heart.

Garth Jennings wrote and directed singing 2, with Christophe Lourdelet as co-director. The film’s voice actors include Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Nick Kroll, Jennings, Peter Serafinowicz, Jennifer Saunders, Nick Offerman, Bobby Cannavale, Pharrell Williams, Halsey, Chelsea Peretti, Letitia Wright and Eric Andre, Adam Buxton and Bono.

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9. Ass Forever

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  • sixth week
  • Weekend: $1.1 million
  • In total: $56.2 million

Celebrate the joy of a perfectly executed shot in the groin when Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O and the rest of the gang return for another round of hilarious, wildly absurd, and often dangerous performances of stunts and comedy.

Directed by Jeff Tremaine donkey forever. It stars Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Dave England, Wee Man, Danger Ehren and Preston Lacy.

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10. Scream

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  • week nine
  • Weekend: $430,000
  • In total: $80.9 million

25 years after a series of brutal murders rocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, California, a new killer dons the Ghostface mask and begins targeting a group of teenagers in a bid to revive secrets from the town’s deadly past.

Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett Scream based on a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick. The film stars are Melissa Barrera, Mason Gooding, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, Marley Shelton, Courteney Cox, David Arquette and Neve Campbell.

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