“The Batman” Arrives on HBO Max After Crossing Major Box Office Milestone

The Batman was a deeply satisfying, passionately made blockbuster that felt like a street-level detective story at the same time. The film managed to capture critical acclaim, box office success, and, launch a new Batman franchise with a slew of fresh faces who were excellent in their roles. Robert Pattinson as Batman, Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, and Colin Farrell as the Penguin all signal a bright (well, it’s Gotham, so dark) future for DC’s most broodingly iconic superhero and his Gallery of Rogues. So, too, do the two sociopaths left (but we imagine not for long) in Arkham Asylum at the film’s end—Paul Dano’s Riddler and Barry Keoghan’s Joker. So it was fitting that on the night before The Batman came home to HBO Max, the film reached a major box office milestone, crossing $750 million at the global box office. The Batman is currently the highest-grossing film of the year, both globally and domestically.

“The incredible response we’ve seen at theaters across the country is a testament to both the enduring power of this iconic DC Super Hero and the huge appetite out there to experience great movies on the big screen. We congratulate everyone involved on reaching this impressive milestone,” Jeff Goldstein, WB’s President of Domestic Distribution, said in a statement. Deadline reports that co-writer and director Matt Reeves’s deliciously noir film has made $386.1m at the international box office and $365m domestically in North America. 

Andrew Cripps, President of International Distribution, added, “The Batman performs on every level, delivering critical praise and big crowds in every market around the globe. We’re so proud of the film and so happy it continues to strike a chord with audiences everywhere.”

The Batman is Warner Bros.’s best pandemic-era international debut and is the third biggest overseas pandemic-era hit, behind only Spider-Man: No Way Home and No Time To Die. 

The Batman arrives on HBO Max on April 18, and then on HBO at 8pm ET on Saturday, April 23.

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Featured image: Caption: (L-r) ROBERT PATTINSON as Batman and ZOË KRAVITZ as Selina Kyle in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “THE BATMAN,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Jonathan Olley/™ & © DC Comics


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