Exactly one month from today, the wait is finally over and The Batman arrives on the big screen, where it’s destined to become 2022’s first monster-sized box office success.
Having been delayed for close to a year as a result of the pandemic, the pent-up demand is set to yield a bumper opening weekend, even if a running time close to three hours is going to limit the number of screenings held on a daily basis.
The latest tracking from BoxOfficePro indicates that not only is Matt Reeves’ reboot poised to sail past triple figures, but it could potentially even score the highest-grossing first frame of any live-action blockbuster starring the Caped Crusader, which would be a phenomenal achievement.
As per the most recent projections, analysts are estimating a three-day haul in the $135-185 million range, but as we saw very recently with Spider-Man: No Way Home, comic book blockbusters riding a massive wave of hype are more than capable of blowing even the most optimistic numbers out of the water.
For the record, the current high for a solo movie is the $160 million bow of The Dark Knight Rises, but the top dog is the $166 million haul of Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Those are some hefty tallies to try and beat, but don’t rule The Batman out by any stretch of the imagination.