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Movie Summary
Batman Begins

Batman Forever

Batman Returns

Batman

The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight Rises
GenreAction / AdventureAction / AdventureAction / AdventureAction / AdventureAction / AdventureAction Thriller
StudioWarner Bros.Warner Bros.Warner Bros.Warner Bros.Warner Bros.Warner Bros.
Release DateJune 15, 2005June 16, 1995June 19, 1992June 23, 1989July 18, 2008July 20, 2012
Domestic Gross$205,343,774$184,031,112$162,831,698$251,188,924$533,345,358$448,139,099
Production Budget$150 million$100 million$80 million$35 million$185 million$250 million
Running Time2 hrs. 20 min.2 hrs. 2 min.2 hrs. 6 min.2 hrs. 6 min.2 hrs. 30 min.2 hrs. 45 min.
MPAA RatingPG-13PG-13PG-13PG-13PG-13PG-13
MPAA Reasonintense action violence, disturbing images and some thematic elementsstrong stylized actionbrooding, dark violenceintense sequences of violence and some menaceintense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language.
 

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Domestic SummaryBatman BeginsBatman ForeverBatman ReturnsBatmanThe Dark KnightThe Dark Knight Rises
Total Gross$205,343,774$184,031,112$162,831,698$251,188,924$533,345,358$448,139,099
Opening Weekend*$48,745,440$52,784,433$45,687,711$40,489,746$158,411,483$160,887,295
Theaters3,8582,8422,6442,1944,3664,404
Average$12,634$18,572$17,279$18,454$36,283$36,532
Opening % of Total23.7%28.7%28.1%16.1%29.7%35.9%
Second Weekend Drop-43.4%-44.7%-44.3%-25.7%-52.5%-61.4%
Widest Release3,8582,8932,6442,2014,3664,404
Close DateOctober 30, 2005November 9, 1995October 22, 1992December 14, 1989March 5, 2009December 13, 2012
In Release142 days / 20 weeks147 days / 21 weeks126 days / 18 weeks175 days / 25 weeks231 days / 33 weeks147 days / 21 weeks
*Note: If a movie opened in limited release and later went wide, data from the first wide weekend of release is used.
 
Worldwide SummaryBatman BeginsBatman ForeverBatman ReturnsBatmanThe Dark KnightThe Dark Knight Rises
Worldwide Gross$372,710,015$336,529,144$266,822,354$411,348,924$1,003,045,358$1,084,439,099
Foreign Gross$167,366,241$152,498,032$103,990,656$160,160,000$469,700,000$636,300,000
Foreign % of Worldwide44.9%45.3%39.0%38.9%46.8%58.7%
Domestic Gross$205,343,774$184,031,112$162,831,698$251,188,924$533,345,358$448,139,099
Domestic % of Worldwide55.1%54.7%61.0%61.1%53.2%41.3%
 
People SummaryBatman BeginsBatman ForeverBatman ReturnsBatmanThe Dark KnightThe Dark Knight Rises
Actor: Christian Bale#3---#1#2
Actor: Cillian Murphy#2---n/an/a
Actor: Gary Oldman#4---#1#2
Actor: Liam Neeson#3----n/a
Actor: Michael Caine#5---#1#2
Actor: Michael Keaton--#3#2--
Actor: Morgan Freeman#5---#1#2
Cinematographer: Wally Pfister#4---#1#2
Composer: Danny Elfman--#13#4--
Composer: Hans Zimmer#14---#1#2
Composer: James Newton Howard#8---#1-
Director: Christopher Nolan#4---#1#2
Director: Tim Burton--#5#2--
Producer: Charles Roven#3----#1
Producer: Christopher Nolan----#1#2
Producer: Emma Thomas#5---#1#2
Producer: Jon Peters--#4#1--
Producer: Larry J. Franco#1-#4---
Producer: Thomas Tull----#1#2
Producer: Tim Burton-#1#2---
Writer: Christopher Nolan#5---#1#2
Writer: David S. Goyer#4---#1#2
 
Genres & FranchisesBatman BeginsBatman ForeverBatman ReturnsBatmanThe Dark KnightThe Dark Knight Rises
Brand: DC Comics#5#7#8#4#1#2
Brand: Legendary Pictures#8---#1#2
Franchise: Batman#4#5#6#3#1#2
Genre: Comic Book Adaptation#19#24#29#13#2#3
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#45---#3#4
Genre: Superhero#19#23#27#14#2#3
Showdown: All Time Openers----#1#2
Showdown: Batman Battle#4#5#6#3#1#2
Showdown: Biggest 2D-Only Openers----#1#2
Showdown: Blockbuster Superhero Showdown----#2#3
 
Chart RankingsBatman BeginsBatman ForeverBatman ReturnsBatmanThe Dark KnightThe Dark Knight Rises
Opening Weekends Under 3,000 Theaters-#2#6#16--
Opening Weekends Under 3,000 Theaters Adjusted-#2#5#6--
All Time Domestic#136#171#230#81#4#7
All Time Adjusted-#144#171#50#29#63
All Time Worldwide#211#267#385#183#18#10
Worldwide Openings----#36#19
Foreign Opening Weekends----#94#37
Opening Weeks#156#131#167#177#2#4
Opening Day Gross-#125#192-#11#3
Single Day Gross#542#402#652-#12#3
Non-Opening Friday Gross----#18#45
Non-Opening Thursday Gross#69---#13#23
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross----#1#3
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross----#5#12
Single Day Friday Gross-#135#221-#10#3
Single Day Monday Gross----#4#10
Single Day Saturday Gross#209#208#261-#6#9
Single Day Sunday Gross----#2#4
Single Day Thursday Gross#85---#19#33
Single Day Tuesday Gross----#3#6
Single Day Wednesday Gross#28---#21#35
Non-Holiday Monday Gross----#1#3
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time-#90#115#91#8#7
Theater Averages - Opening Weekends----#191#186
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends-#86#110#87#8#7
Friday Share of Opening Weekends----#112#31
Friday to Saturday Drops on Opening Weekends----#53#17
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#159--#186--
Opening Weekends#167#141#190#237#5#4
Opening Weekends - July----#3#2
Opening Weekends - June#32#25#37#44--
Opening Weekends - Summer#114#96#129#153#5#4
Eleventh Weekends-#183#198#48#106-
Ninth Weekends---#72#56#163
Tenth Weekends---#77#61-
Top 10-Day Grosses----#2#4
Top 3-Day Grosses-#139#179#225#5#4
Top 4-Day Grosses----#4#5
Top 6-Day Grosses----#2#5
Top 7-Day Grosses#113#142--#2#5
Top 8-Day Grosses----#2#4
Top 9-Day Grosses----#2#4
Twelfth Weekends-#156#164#65#177-
Twelfth Weekends-#182-#73#199-
Top 5-Day Grosses#119---#2#5
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#202-#89#156#33#76
Most Weekends in Top 10 (non-consecutive)---#74#139-
Most Weekends in Top 5 (non-consecutive)---#108#75-
Consecutive Weekends At #1#197-#78#143#25#62
Consecutive Weekends In Top 10---#58#117-
Consecutive Weekends In Top 5---#94#66-
Labor Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends----#39#93
Independence Day Weekends#58#59#65#24--
Second Weekends#149#134#178#124#3#10
Third Weekends#176#182-#102#4#7
Fourth Weekends#196--#57#5#26
Fifth Weekends---#40#7#46
Sixth Weekends---#39#23#81
Seventh Weekends---#50#16#68
Eighth Weekends---#52#42#151
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#262---#460#639
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#563#614#602-#957#1256
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#839#905#891#197#1374#1799
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#2094#2222#2187#789#3000#3656
Rated PG-13#76#93#128#49#4#5
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends#107#91#120#143#5#4
Widest Releases#96---#7#3
Widest Opening Releases#91---#5#2
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings#49---#5#2
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases#52---#5#2
Fastest to $100 million#138#132#161#148#8#5
Fastest to $150 million#122#140#181#127#5#4
Fastest to $200 million---#102#2#5
Fastest to $250 million---#77#2#4
Fastest to $300 million----#2#3
Fastest to $350 million----#2#3
Fastest to $400 million----#2#4
Slowest to $100 million#417#423#394#407#547#550
Slowest to $200 million#22--#40#140#137
BOM Users' Grades#20#598#392#150#1-
Opening Weeks Adjusted#162#44#49#47#2#4
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#67#96#91#52#21#47
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted-#35#38#18#1#4
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted-#45#41#27#3#21
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted-#39#63#103#5#3
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#183#74#78#45#6#16
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#200#58#66#95#8#15
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted-#54#75#67#2#10
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#80#113#108#63#26#57
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted-#43#46#24#3#7
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#27#89#84#64#22#56
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted-#31#36#18#8#15
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted-#30#35#17#7#14
Opening Weekends Adjusted - July----#1#4
Opening Weekends Adjusted - June#30#5#8#11--
Opening Weekends Adjusted#171#40#63#87#2#7
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#117#29#46#60#2#7
Eleventh Weekends Adjusted-#163#170#35#180-
Ninth Weekends Adjusted---#54#120-
Tenth Weekends Adjusted---#65#133-
Twelfth Weekends Adjusted-#146#147#54--
Second Weekends Adjusted#170#39#50#29#4#23
Third Weekends Adjusted-#80#90#18#9#23
Fourth Weekends Adjusted-#119#177#14#17#78
Fifth Weekends Adjusted---#18#38#160
Sixth Weekends Adjusted---#23#73-
Seventh Weekends Adjusted---#33#70#189
Eighth Weekends Adjusted---#31#113-
Rated PG-13 Adjusted#83#43#53#10#6#15
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends Adjusted#115#29#48#64#2#7
 
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