Friday, April 12, 2024

“The Batman” Scores $36 Mil Friday for Total Opening Night of $57 Mil, Eyeing Over $120 Mil Weekend


“The Batman” flapped his wings over Gotham City last night.

Friday’s total is $57 million, with $21 mil of that from Thursday previews and other showings. A $36 mil take just for Friday points to over $100 million for the weekend. POW!

“The Batman” may not be on “Spider Man” Levels yet, but it’s close. Without the distraction of an HBO Max showing, fans will be flocking today to theaters.

The number to keep in mind is $120,686,863. That was the opening weekend for “The Dark Knight Rises” in 2012. If “The Batman” can do a penny more, that will be outstanding considering everything go on right now.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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