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Box Office History for Batman Movies

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Release DateMovieProduction
Budget
Domestic
Opening
Weekend
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Trailer
Jun 23, 1989 Batman $35,000,000 $40,489,330 $251,188,924 $411,348,924  
Jun 18, 1992 Batman Returns $80,000,000 $45,687,710 $162,833,635 $266,824,291  
Dec 25, 1993 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm   $1,406,291 $5,617,391 $5,617,391  
Jun 16, 1995 Batman Forever $100,000,000 $52,784,433 $184,031,112 $336,529,144  
Jun 20, 1997 Batman & Robin $125,000,000 $42,872,605 $107,325,195 $238,317,814  
Jun 15, 2005 Batman Begins $150,000,000 $48,745,440 $205,343,774 $359,142,722  
Feb 26, 2008 Justice League - The New Frontier     $0 $0  
Jul 8, 2008 Batman: Gotham Knight     $0 $0  
Jul 18, 2008 The Dark Knight $185,000,000 $158,411,483 $533,345,358 $1,002,891,358  
Jul 20, 2012 The Dark Knight Rises $275,000,000 $160,887,295 $448,139,099 $1,084,439,099 Play
Sep 25, 2012 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1     $0 $0  
Jan 29, 2013 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 $3,500,000   $0 $0  
Apr 28, 2015 Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts     $0 $0  
Aug 4, 2015 Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem     $0 $0  
Feb 2, 2016 Batman Bad: Blood     $0 $0  
Mar 25, 2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice $250,000,000 $166,007,347 $330,360,194 $868,160,194 Play
 
 Totals$1,203,500,000 $2,228,184,682$4,573,270,937 
 Averages$133,722,222$79,699,104$247,576,076$508,141,215 
Release DateMovieDomestic
DVD Sales
Domestic
Blu-ray Sales
Total Domestic
Video Sales
Feb 26, 2008 Justice League - The New Frontier $5,942,257   $5,942,257
Jul 8, 2008 Batman: Gotham Knight $9,638,130   $9,638,130
Dec 9, 2008 The Dark Knight $282,265,125 $33,526,049 $315,791,174
Dec 4, 2012 The Dark Knight Rises $71,668,702 $80,091,270 $151,759,972
Sep 25, 2012 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 $3,271,395 $2,494,847 $5,766,242
Jan 29, 2013 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 $1,713,270 $2,196,814 $3,910,084
Apr 28, 2015 Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts $634,914 $329,322 $964,236
Feb 2, 2016 Batman Bad: Blood $1,766,336 $2,239,288 $4,005,624
 
 Totals$376,900,129$120,877,590$482,197,332
 Averages$47,112,516$20,146,265$80,366,222

2016 Preview: March

March 1st, 2016

Zootopia

It's March 1st, which is not only the beginning of the month, but also Super Tuesday. If you are not American and don't pay attention to American politics, Super Tuesday is sort of like the Oscar night of the primary season. I was going to write about my predictions, but it looks like the race is about to be over. On the Republicans side, if Trump gets more than 50% of the delegates, then he has won. It will be too late to stop him. If he gets less than 40%, then it becomes a real race again. If the polling is correct, then he will get closer to 50% than 40%. On the Democratic side, Sanders needs at least 45% of the delegates, or it is over for him. Anything less than that and Hillary Clinton will have too big a lead to overcome. If the South Carolina result is an indicator, Hillary Clinton could get two-thirds of the delegates awarded tonight.

As for the box office, February was amazing, thanks to Deadpool's record-breaking opening and better than expected legs. The month ended with 2016 being nearly 4% higher than 2015's pace. Additionally, there are some big releases coming out this month with both Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice looking to get more than $200 million, while Allegiant should hit $100 million. Last March, there were also three films that earned more than $100 million, but only one $200 million hit, Cinderella. It should be a really close race between 2016 and 2015. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 2nd, 2014

December 2nd, 2014

It is a good week / bad week on the home market. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is the biggest and possibly the best release of the week and the 3D Combo Pack is a Pick of the Week contender. However, there are several other contenders, including two where I'm still waiting for the screener: Legend of Korra: Book Three - Change on DVD or Blu-ray and Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season Seven on Blu-ray. However, in the end I went with Mr. Smith Goes to Washington on Blu-ray. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Transformers: Age of Extinction

September 29th, 2014

If you look at our list of franchises, none have made more money in as few installments as Transformers has earned. On the other hand, if you look at the top ten franchises, none of them have earned as much critical scorn as the Transformers films have earned. Only the first one managed to come close to overall positive reviews. Depending on who you talk to, the most recent installment, Transformers: Age of Extinction, has been called the best of the sequels or the worst of the sequels. Which camp do I fall under? More...

Blu-ray Sales: Blu-ray Has New Life

October 3rd, 2013

The Blu-ray sales chart for the week of July 21st, 2013 had a lot of new releases on top with three of them opening in the top three spots. The best was 42 with 253,000 units / $5.82 million for an opening week Blu-ray share of 34%. That's actually really good for a drama. More...

Weekend Estimates: Man of Steel Posts Biggest June Weekend

June 16th, 2013

2013 has been a nervous time for Warner Bros.. After six straight years as the number one or number two domestic distributor, the studio's main franchise breadwinners, Batman, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and The Hangover are all coming to an end or already played out. They are running in third place for the year to date, and badly need a new money spinner if they are to avoid lean times in 2015 and beyond. This weekend they got their knight in shining armor, or, more accurately, Man of Steel. The reboot of the venerable Superman franchise will open this weekend with $113.08 million, a new record weekend in June and a huge shot in the arm for the studio. More...

2013 Preview: June

June 2nd, 2013

May ended on a mixed note, but there was still enough to celebrate. Of the seven films I thought had a legitimate shot at $100 million, four have already gotten there, one more is a sure thing, and another has a good shot as well. Only one, After Earth, will definitely fail to get to that milestone. (Although Now You See Me might get there instead.) Looking forward to June, there are four weekends, each with two wide releases, for a total of eight films. Of those eight, six have a legitimate shot at $100 million. One, Monsters University, should have no trouble getting to $200 million, and another, Man of Steel, should top $300 million. It is hard to compare this June with last June, because last June there were five weekends. Taking that into account and ignoring the first week, which lines up with the final week of May, there were eight wide releases. Of those eight, five hit $100 million, including three $200 million movies. There were no $300 million movies, so if the two big hits this month do as well as expected, 2013 could come out ahead. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Ted Loves Being High (Definition)

January 22nd, 2013

Like it did on the DVD sales chart, Ted led a trio of new releases that placed high on the Blu-ray sales chart. The film earned first place with 1.28 million units / $25.64 million for an opening week Blu-ray share of 43%. That's very strong for a comedy, even one aimed at the prime demographic for Blu-ray. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Dark Knight One-Two Punches Its Way to the Top

January 20th, 2013

Batman was even more dominant on the Blu-ray sales chart than it was on the DVD sales chart with two new releases earning the top two spots. The Dark Knight Rises earned first place with 2.26 million units / $42.13 million giving it an opening week Blu-ray share of 53%. Meanwhile, the Trilogy Box Set earned second place with 453,000 units / $12.68 million for an opening week Blu-ray share of 58%. The combined totals are not quite as good as The Avengers' debut was, but was still a fantastic start. More...

DVD Sales: Dark Knight Shines on the Home Market

January 20th, 2013

New releases dominated the top of the December 9th edition of the DVD sales chart with four of them placing within the top six. Unsurprisingly, The Dark Knight Rises led the way with a stunning result of 2.03 million units / $26.96 million during its first week of release. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 4th, 2012

December 4th, 2012

It is an awesome week for new releases on the home market. Not only is one of the biggest hits of all time coming out, but there are a number of other releases that are Pick of the Week contenders. The Dark Knight Rises, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Finding Nemo, Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season Two, My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Season One, Brazil, Francis Ford Coppola: 5-Film Collection - Blu-ray, and others. In the end, I went with Finding Nemo: 3D Combo Pack, but it really is an excellent week for prime releases. More...

2012 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part I

November 23rd, 2012

This weekend is Thanksgiving and as always that means Black Friday and Cyber Monday plus 48 hours of shopping in-between. Unlike most years, I'm only halfway done with my Christmas shopping. So what recent, and not so recent releases are prime candidates for the perfect gift this year? Over the next month, we will go over several dozen possibilities with our annual Holiday Gift Guide, which is divided into into four sections. This week we start with Major Movie Releases. These are first run releases, franchise box sets, etc. However, before we get into the individual titles, we will start with an update on... More...

Weekend Estimates: Breaking Dawn Posts 8th-Biggest Weekend

November 18th, 2012

The beginning of the end for the Twilight franchise is here, and, as expected, big money is being made by Lionsgate/Summit. While this installment doesn't look like it will break franchise records, Lionsgate is predicting a $141.3 million opening weekend, which will be the 8th-best of all time, assuming it holds up. New Moon will most likely remain the top opener for the franchise with $142.8 million, although it will be a close-run thing. Twilight will most likely end up the 5th-highest-grossing franchise at the domestic box office, behind only the "box office gods", Harry Potter, Star Wars, Batman and James Bond. More...

Note: This list contains actors which appear in at least 2 movies of the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Movies
RoleFranchise
Worldwide
Box Office
Career
Worldwide
Box Office
Franchise
/
Career
Michael Gough 4 Alfred Pennyworth $1,253,020,173 $2,981,415,170 42.0%
Pat Hingle 4 Commissioner Gordon $1,253,020,173 $1,926,228,752 65.1%
Christian Bale 3 Bruce Wayne/Batman $2,446,473,179 $5,155,722,439 47.5%
Michael Caine 3 Alfred $2,446,473,179 $7,652,850,170 32.0%
Gary Oldman 3 Commissioner Gordon $2,446,473,179 $10,661,180,408 22.9%
Morgan Freeman 3 Lucius Fox $2,446,473,179 $10,126,165,091 24.2%
Patrick Leahy 3 Senator Patrick Leahy $2,109,369,366 $2,109,369,366 100.0%
Michael Keaton 2 Bruce Wayne/Batman $678,173,215 $5,080,672,292 13.3%
Chris O'Donnell 2 Robin $574,846,958 $1,369,072,910 42.0%
Liam Neeson 2 Henri Ducard $1,443,581,821 $9,782,462,867 14.8%
Elizabeth Sanders 2 Gossip Gerty $574,846,958 $574,846,958 100.0%
Cillian Murphy 2 Dr. Jonathan Crane $1,362,034,080 $3,023,374,525 45.1%
Michael Paul Chan 2 Executive $574,846,958 $926,347,928 62.1%
Kimberly Scott 2 Margaret $574,846,958 $1,412,389,765 40.7%
Jack Betts 2 Fisherman $574,846,958 $1,446,999,193 39.7%
Greg Lauren 2 Aide $574,846,958 $770,260,053 74.6%
John Fink 2 Aztec Museum Guard $574,846,958 $667,872,439 86.1%
Bruce Roberts 2 Handsome Reporter $574,846,958 $574,846,958 100.0%
Joe Sabatino 2 Frosty $574,846,958 $574,846,958 100.0%
Christopher Caso 2 Harvey's Thug $574,846,958 $574,846,958 100.0%
Paul Birchard 2 Another Reporter $1,414,240,282 $1,545,503,652 91.5%
Jim Palmer 2 Harvey's Thug $574,846,958 $1,686,334,974 34.1%

Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least 2 movies of the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Movies
Technical RoleFranchise
Worldwide
Box Office
Career
Worldwide
Box Office
Franchise
/
Career
Benjamin Melniker 7 Executive Producer (7) $3,564,762,188 $4,474,966,553 79.7%
Michael E. Uslan 7 Executive Producer (7) $3,699,493,352 $4,831,567,556 76.6%
Bob Kane 6 Character Creator (5)
Based upon the Batman Characters Created by (1)
$3,146,685,303 $3,228,830,682 97.5%
Christopher Nolan 4 Director (3)
Screenwriter (3)
Producer (2)
Story Creator (1)
Executive Producer (1)
$3,314,633,373 $5,841,719,773 56.7%
Charles Roven 4 Producer (4) $3,314,633,373 $5,496,469,069 60.3%
Emma Thomas 4 Producer (3)
Executive Producer (1)
$3,314,633,373 $5,841,427,420 56.7%
David S. Goyer 4 Story Creator (2)
Screenwriter (2)
Executive Producer (1)
$3,314,633,373 $5,144,561,007 64.4%
Hans Zimmer 4 Composer (4) $3,314,633,373 $28,387,933,153 11.7%
Jay Oliva 3 Director (3) $0 $0 0.0%
Tim Burton 3 Producer (2)
Director (2)
$1,014,702,359 $4,474,777,417 22.7%
Wally Pfister 3 Director of Photography (3) $2,446,473,179 $4,281,994,055 57.1%
Lee Smith 3 Editor (3) $2,446,473,179 $6,271,677,928 39.0%
Nathan Crowley 3 Production Designer (3) $2,446,473,179 $3,939,886,936 62.1%
Lindy Hemming 3 Costume Designer (3) $2,446,473,179 $6,594,450,398 37.1%
Bob Ringwood 3 Costume Designer (3) $1,014,702,359 $1,757,002,320 57.8%
Chris Corbould 3 Special Effects Supervisor (3) $2,446,473,179 $13,398,120,423 18.3%
Gary A. Rizzo 3 Re-recording Mixer (3) $2,446,473,179 $11,501,725,089 21.3%
John Papsidera 3 Casting Director (3) $2,446,473,179 $8,929,595,915 27.4%
Butch Lukic 2 Director (2) $0 $0 0.0%
Joel Schumacher 2 Director (2) $574,846,958 $1,691,613,047 34.0%
Jon Peters 2 Executive Producer (1)
Producer (1)
$678,173,215 $2,660,996,496 25.5%
Akiva Goldsman 2 Screenwriter (2) $574,846,958 $6,142,724,857 9.4%
Peter Guber 2 Executive Producer (1)
Producer (1)
$678,173,215 $1,287,666,766 52.7%
Jonathan Nolan 2 Screenwriter (2) $2,087,330,457 $2,896,878,813 72.1%
Peter MacGregor-Scott 2 Producer (2) $574,846,958 $1,083,232,338 53.1%
Sam Hamm 2 Story Creator (2)
Screenwriter (1)
$678,173,215 $678,173,215 100.0%
Larry J. Franco 2 Co-Producer (1)
Producer (1)
$625,967,013 $904,540,832 69.2%
Stephen Goldblatt 2 Director of Photography (2) $574,846,958 $1,850,318,595 31.1%
Danny Elfman 2 Composer (2) $678,173,215 $17,625,734,881 3.8%
James Newton Howard 2 Composer (2) $1,362,034,080 $16,433,201,373 8.3%
Kevin Kavanaugh 2 Production Designer (1)
Supervising Art Director (1)
$2,087,330,457 $4,546,322,284 45.9%
Simon Lamont 2 Supervising Art Director (2) $1,362,034,080 $3,778,391,391 36.0%
Naaman Marshall 2 Supervising Art Director (1)
Art Director (1)
$2,087,330,457 $4,165,879,850 50.1%
Paki Smith 2 Set Decorator (2) $1,443,581,821 $1,943,358,925 74.3%
Lora Hirschberg 2 Re-recording Mixer (2) $1,362,034,080 $11,784,132,021 11.6%
Tom Struthers 2 Stunt Coordinator (2) $2,087,330,457 $3,183,987,257 65.6%
Ed Novick 2 Sound Mixer (2) $2,087,330,457 $5,574,333,951 37.4%
Petur Hliddal 2 Sound Editor (1)
Production Sound Mixer (1)
$603,353,435 $3,770,250,310 16.0%
Ve Neill 2 Make-up and Hair Designer (2) $603,353,435 $5,029,415,020 12.0%
Richard King 2 Sound Designer (2)
Supervising Sound Editor (2)
$2,087,330,457 $8,064,065,479 25.9%
Nilo Otero 2 Assistant Director (2) $2,087,330,457 $5,707,247,275 36.6%
Marion Dougherty 2 Casting Director (2) $678,173,215 $783,250,927 86.6%