Contrary to the Riddler’s riddles, the level of box office success “The Batman” has had is not that complicated to figure out. In its second week, the three-hour-long Batman flick grossed $66 million domestic (-50.7%), bringing its domestic total past $238.5 million ($463.2 worldwide). “The Batman” has now surpassed the domestic and worldwide hauls of “Batman Begins” in 2005 — which made $205 million domestically and $371.8 worldwide during its run.
Coming in behind “The Batman” was “Uncharted,” which grossed $9,250,000 (-16.7%) in its fourth weekend — passing $113 million domestic — and is past the $300 million worldwide mark ($301,255,790).
In third place was a surprise; “BTS Permission to Dance on Stage — Seoul: Live Viewing,” a three-hour concert film of K-pop group BTS, grossed $6,840,000 in just 803 theaters ($8,518 per-theater-average). The film has also made $25,760,000 overseas, not bad for a concert film with minimal marketing (at least in the US).
It’s another week of minimal releases until “The Lost City” on March 25; “X” has a wide release coming from A24 and stars “Scream” (2022) and “The Fallout” breakout, Jenna Ortega. “Umma,” a supernatural horror film starring Sandra Oh, is also set for a wide release by Sony Pictures Releasing. “The Outfit,” a film directed by Academy Award-winning writer, Graham Moore in his first directorial effort and starring Mark Rylance, Zoey Deutch, Johnny Flynn, and Dylan O’Brien, is set for a limited release. It’s like “Reservoir Dogs” meets the “Kingsman” franchise, and it’s an impressive directorial debut.
And finally, coming to streaming this week is “Deep Water,” an erotic thriller starring Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas. You can check out our review of the film on Wednesday!