Batman Rules the Box Office Roost

by | June 20, 2005 | Comments

Debuting with very strong (albeit not staggering) box office numbers is the long-anticipated return of the Caped Crusader. Christopher Nolan‘s "Batman Begins" handily hooked the #1 spot at the box office this weekend, hauling in just under $47 million over the three-day frame. Toss in the Wednesday and Thursday numbers and the new-fangled bat-flick stands with a fairly impressive five-day tally of $71.1 million.

Strong numbers, to be sure, but most industry experts are certain that WB was hoping for a somewhat bigger haul. Positive word-of-mouth will help the bat to maintain some strong legs, but there’s some pretty impressive competition on the way. (Plus, regardless of the 5-day tally and future box office potential, the bat-fans seem entirely thrilled with the flick, which means that DVD sales will undoubtedly be very brisk.)

Continuing to do some strong business is the Brad Pitt / Angelina Jolie action comedy "Mr. & Mrs. Smith," which grossed $27.3 million in its second frame, while third place went to "Madagascar," with $11.1 million. Still hanging in there is "Revenge of the Sith," which pulled in an additional $9.7 million for fourth place, and "The Longest Yard" snagged fifth place with an $8 million weekend.

The Hilary Duff comedy "The Perfect Man" debuted rather unimpressively, bringing in only $5.5 million. Next week sees the arrival of Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell in "Bewitched," Lindsay Lohan and a super-smart car in "Herbie: Fully Loaded," and lots of cannibal corpses in George Romero‘s "Land of the Dead."

For a closer look at the box office business, feel free to take a visit to the Rotten Tomatoes Box Office Page!

Tag Cloud

E3 Musical police drama Teen Rom-Com Thanksgiving Countdown Oscars Interview FXX Holidays A&E Cosplay Mystery adventure Podcast technology Cartoon Network dramedy Mary Tyler Moore cooking FOX NYCC SDCC Emmys period drama 2015 First Look LGBTQ Spring TV Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt biography ITV vampires docudrama war Marathons 2017 psycho political drama APB zombie Universal Adult Swim Rock travel Box Office harry potter Trivia Winter TV discovery ESPN BBC Video Games TruTV FX Election DirecTV TCA composers American Society of Cinematographers diversity VICE comiccon Drama TBS Rocky Fox News Extras Pop DC Comics Dark Horse Comics Tomatazos cats Disney Channel Trailer Comedy Central TIFF Bravo YA GIFs Summer Nickelodeon Pirates Super Bowl 2016 PBS ABC Reality Competition Year in Review Set visit Kids & Family Lionsgate BET Infographic El Rey historical drama CBS Winners Writers Guild of America Action Ellie Kemper Hulu Martial Arts Marvel GoT Tumblr Fall TV Logo E! Best and Worst USA AMC President Amazon transformers OWN crime ABC Family Ghostbusters Syfy Crackle Nominations social media Reality Sneak Peek singing competition Schedule crime thriller RT History Lifetime Awards Showtime X-Men Fantasy MSNBC Polls and Games Grammys The CW TV Land Toys crime drama Star Wars TV science fiction Calendar boxoffice PaleyFest GLAAD Certified Fresh cops SundanceTV Netflix thriller TCA 2017 Red Carpet Music The Arrangement Superheroes Animation politics Character Guide Star Trek IFC TNT BBC America sitcom CBS All Access MTV Valentine's Day CNN Photos Starz Masterpiece Mindy Kaling Sundance Musicals supernatural Freeform Premiere Dates TCM Horror Esquire serial killer 007 Country 24 frames Food Network Sci-Fi History based on movie Disney WGN TLC Biopics HBO Nat Geo sports aliens Opinion cinemax Comic Book CMT VH1 NBC Comedy Watching Series