The Batman was released on 4 March in 709 locations across the UK – a record for Warner Bros. The release topped that of 2018’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald (677) and the 671 of 2019’s Joker making it the 10th-widest release of all time in the territory.

The industry is hoping that this post-pandemic blockbuster film will help push box office takings beyond the £1bn barrier for the first time since 2019.

The Batman opened with £13.5m across its first weekend, only behind No Time To Die and Spider-Man: No Way Home in the last two years.

It continued strongly over the next two weekends, taking £7.4m in its second weekend and £3.3m in the third according to figures released by Comscore.

The film stars Robert Pattinson and Zoë Kravitz and its gross takings now stand at £32.6m (21/03/22). It has overtaken Thor: Ragnarok (£31.1m) and Spider-Man: Homecoming (£30.7m) and is coming up on 2018’s Deadpool 2 (£32.9m) and Spider-Man 3 (£33.6m).

Our in-house cinema guru thought that the seventh actor that he has seen playing “Batman” gave a good performance but he still favours Christian Bale in the Christopher Nolan trilogy of films. Also, why do Marvel and DC Comics need to make their films quite so long!

Justin Mallinson

Justin Mallinson

Co-founder and Director of Skin Communications