Box Office: The Batman does well but The Spider-Man does better

The Box Office gods delivered a healthy Batman while other films snooze fretfully in their cribs.
Grim faced Batman

The Batman crashed through the roof and landed on the audience table, which has been looking like something out of Oliver Twist. It made $12.8m off 738 screens in 300 cinemas. Mind you, Spider-Man came out last December with 1121 screens in 315 cinemas to make $35.5m, which has now risen to just over $80m.

But smaller exhibitors may be able to deal with some pesky bills and keep a brave face for anxious fans. 

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.