April 18, 2022
The Warner Bros. Pictures’ DC superhero movie The Batman has topped $750 million at the global box office, maintaining its No. 1 status as the highest-grossing film of the year, both domestically and worldwide.
Earning widespread praise from critics and audiences alike, director Matt Reeves’s new take on the caped crusader has earned $365 million in domestic ticket sales and $386 million internationally. The announcement was made April 17 by Jeff Goldstein, president of domestic distribution, and Andrew Cripps, president of international distribution, for Warner Bros. Pictures.
“The incredible response we’ve seen at theaters across the country is a testament to both the enduring power of this iconic DC superhero and the huge appetite out there to experience great movies on the big screen,” Goldstein said in a statement. We congratulate everyone involved on reaching this impressive milestone.”
Starring alongside Robert Pattinson (Tenet, The Lighthouse) as Gotham’s famous crimefighter, the cast of co-characters include Zoë Kravitz (“Big Little Lies,” Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald); Paul Dano (Love & Mercy, 12 Years a Slave); Jeffrey Wright (No Time to Die, “Westworld”); John Turturro (the “Transformers” films, “The Plot Against America”); Peter Sarsgaard (The Magnificent Seven, Interrogation) as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson; Jayme Lawson (“Farewell Amor”) as mayoral candidate Bella Reál; with Andy Serkis (the Planet of the Apes films, Black Panther); and Colin Farrell (The Gentlemen, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them).
Reeves (The Planet of the Apes) directed from a screenplay by Reeves and Peter Craig, based on characters from DC. Batman was created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger. Dylan Clark (the Planet of the Apes films) and Reeves produced the film, with Michael E. Uslan, Walter Hamada, Chantal Nong Vo and Simon Emanuel serving as executive producers.
The movie’s behind-the-scenes creative team included Oscar-nominated director of photography Greig Fraser (Dune, Lion); Reeves’ Planet of the Apes production designer, James Chinlund, and editor, William Hoy; editor Tyler Nelson (Rememory); and Oscar-winning costume designer Jacqueline Durran (1917, Little Women, Anna Karenina). The music is by Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino (the current Spider-Man, Jurassic World and Star Wars films, Up).