The Batman Underperforms At China Box Office


It’s been revealed that The Batman is about to cross $600 million at the box office worldwide despite underperforming in China.

This news was revealed by Deadline who noted that the film made $49.1 million overseas this week, which was down 46% versus last session.

This has brought the international box office takings for Matt Reeves’ Batman picture to $298 million.

The movie’s total box office takings now stand at $598.1 million, which is very impressive.

Deadline adds that it looks like The Batman is going to cross ultimate worldwide total north of $750 million, but I think it might cross the $800 million mark.

China doesn’t care much for The Batman


Credit: Warner Bros Pictures

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Interestingly enough, it’s looking like the movie isn’t going to get a big bump from the Chinese market.

The Batman did open at the number one spot in China with an estimated RMB 76.7M ($12.1M).

Funnily enough, this is the best opening in China for a Hollywood movie in 2022.

The thing is it’s still not a number that will excite Warner Bros. Pictures.

The Batman’s China box office isn’t great

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This all comes after there’s been a big spike in COVID-19 cases in China, which could have something to do with The Batman underperforming slightly in the country.

About 43% of cinemas in China are now temporarily closed, including in Shanghai and Shenzhen, which are among the top areas for imported films.

What do you make of this news?

Have you watched The Batman at the cinema?

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