Box Office: The Batman stays number one with a solid $66 million second weekend

The Batman easily continued its box office dominance this weekend and it enjoyed a much better hold than most comic book movie efforts.

The Batman grossed $66 million in weekend two. This was VERY close to my prediction of $67 million which means that the film dipped about 51% in its sophomore frame. The Batman‘s second weekend beats the second-weekend hold of most Disney Marvel movies, which can post an average second-weekend decline of -63%, and it’s ahead of previous DC movies’ second weekend eases, such as Batman v. Superman (-69%), The Dark Knight Rises (-61%), Justice League (-56%) and The Dark Knight (-53%). Any issues about the runtime or the film being frontloaded last weekend seem to be out of the window as word of mouth appears to be strong for the latest adventure with the Caped Crusader. To date, The Batman has grossed $238.5 million at the domestic box office after grossing another $66.6 million from foreign markets, the film has brought its worldwide haul to $463.2 million.

Maintaining second place is Uncharted which held much better than I predicted with a gross of $9.2 million. That’s a slim decline of 17% as the film continues to be a winner with families and fans of Tom Holland. Domestically Uncharted has taken in $113.3 million to date and after tacking on another $11.2 million from overseas markets, Uncharted brings its global total to $301.3 million.

Debuting in third is something I didn’t see coming but perhaps fans of the pop group BTS did. BTS Permission to Dance on Stage – Seoul Live – One Day Saturday Event grossed $6.8 million. The concert film was only playing in 803 theaters in 170 markets and that represented a stellar average of $8,500 per location. The film even beat The Batman in 55 markets. For a concert film only playing one day, I’d say that’s a very impressive showing.

In fourth place, we find Channing Tatum’s Dog which continues to hold well with a gross of $5.3 million. That’s a decline of just 13% as positive word of mouth continues to drive the film to success. I also think it’s working as great counter-programming for those who don’t want to see something as dark as The Batman. To date, Dog has grossed $47.8 million and it will clear the $50 million mark domestically next week.

In fifth place, we find Spider-Man: No Way Home which grossed $4 million over the weekend. That’s another stellar hold as the film eased a mere 10% from the previous weekend. Not much else is left to say about the film’s performance. The movie continues to get repeat business and it has remained in the top 5 of the box office chart since opening 13 weeks ago. Spider-Man: No Way Home has grossed $792.2 million domestically and after adding another $2.4 million from international markets, the film brings its global haul to $1.87 billion.

What are YOUR thoughts on this weekend’s box office results?

1 The Batman $66 M $238.5 M
2 Uncharted $9.2 M $113.3 M
3 BTS Permission to Dance on Stage - Seoul Live - ONE DAY SATURDAY EVENT $6.8 M $6.8 M
4 Dog $5.3 M $47.8 M
5 Spider-Man: No Way Home $4 M $792.2 M
6 Death on the Nile $2.5 M $40.7 M
7 Radhe Shyam $1.8 M $1.8 M
8 Sing 2 $1.5 M $155.8 M
9 Jackass Forever $1.1 M $56.2 M
10 Scream $445 k $80.9 M
Source: Deadline

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