Which Batman Film Was Most Successful?
Now that The Dark Knight has been displaced from the top of the box office and its ticket sales are finally beginning to slow down, we can finally start looking to see how it did.
Box Office Mojo, a website devoted to movie grosses, compared all modern Batman movies in one handy dandy chart. Be forewarned. There’s enough numbers and stats to make even the Batcomputer’s cursor change into the hourglass icon. Some of the more interesting figures (but keep in mind that The Dark Knight numbers aren’t finalized yet):
Biggest Domestic Gross: The Dark Knight $471,082,150
Biggest Production Budget: The Dark Knight $185 million
Best Second Weekend Retention: Batman -25.7%
Chart Ranking of All Time Movies (Adjusted for Inflation): The Dark Knight at #39
So there you go. Christian Bale beats down Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, and George Clooney easily. Though Rhett Butler still kicks Bruce Wayne’s ass as the #1 movie of all time.