Tuesday, April 23, 2024

“The Batman” Will Cross $200 Million Today After 8 Days, Heads to Huge Second Weekend


There are still some surprises to come out of the old Bat Cave.

After slowing down a bit mid week, Warner’s “The Batman” scared up a surprising $18 million Friday night. That brings Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle, The Couple of the Month, to the point of crossing $200 million perhaps this very moment. By the time the weekend is over, “The Batman” should be up around $240 million.

Obviously, the second timers are kicking in, going back for more and looking for things they hadn’t seen the first time around. And they’re bringing first timers who are finally done with “Spider Man” after 20 viewings.

Oh, “Spider Man”? It’s “only” going to cross $790 million tomorrow, and then head for $800 mil this week.

There are no new releases this week except for “The Adam Project” on Netflix, which has a 69 on Rotten Tomatoes. I’ve never seen such loathing for a film as more reviews come in. The newest one calls it “junk.” What to watch at home? “Mrs Maisel,” “Inventing Anna,” “Billions.” “Ozark,” etc…

Roger Friedman
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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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