With no new wide releases this weekend (or the next one), The Batman should easily maintain its perch atop the charts. The question is how much it drops in the sophomore frame.
I’m projecting a dip in the low to mid 50s range which would give it around $60-$65 million. Other holdovers should maintain their current rankings in the top five with smallish declines considering the lack of competition.
Here’s how I see it breaking down:
1. The Batman
Predicted Gross: $62.5 million
Predicted Gross: $6.7 million
Predicted Gross: $4.4 million
4. Spider-Man: No Way Home
Predicted Gross: $3.8 million
5. Death on the Nile
Predicted Gross: $1.9 million
Box Office Results (March 4-6)
As was widely expected, The Batman easily achieved the second best opening of the COVID era (behind Spidey). Robert Pattinson’s introduction as the Caped Crusader took in $134 million. That’s not near as high as my $155.2 million projection but it’s still a solid haul. With an A- Cinemascore grade and little competition, it will rule the month of March until The Lost City arrives on March 25th.
Uncharted dropped to second with $11.1 million, a tad ahead of my $10.5 million forecast. Tom Holland’s almost sure to be newest franchise sits at a cool $100 million.
Channing Tatum’s Dog was third with $6.1 million (I said $6.4 million) for a three-week take of $40 million.
Spider-Man: No Way Home was fourth at $4.5 million compared to my $3.8 million prediction. The massive tally is $786 million.
Death on the Nile rounded out the top five with $2.7 million (I went with $2.5 million). Total is $37 million.
And that does it for now, folks! Until next time… same Bat time… same Bat channel…