This is by far the biggest opening for a movie over the last year during the lockdowns of the COVID-19 pandemic beating Tenet and Wonder Woman 1984.
Consider that, as with all Warner Bros. movies in 2021, the movie is also available in the US on the HBO Max streaming platform, meaning that people are hungry for movie in a theatre, and not many have the streaming service.
Movie theatres in two of the biggest US areas, New Your and Los Angeles, have re-opened to limited capacity over the last couple of weeks which will have helped boost the total for the movie.
The movie also had a massive opening this weekend in China where it grossed $69.2 Million topping the box office in that terretory and making it the top grossing movie of the week globally.
With cinemas set to open in the UK on May 17th after a nearly 5 month closure things are looking promising for the industry that has struggled over the last year.