The fictional superhero Batman, created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger has appeared in 13 live-action films. He first appeared in 2 serials Batman (1943) and Batman and Robin (1949). Then, starring Adam West, in Batman (1966). Four films directed by Tim Burton and Joel Schumacher starring Michael Keaton in Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992), Val Kilmer in Batman Forever (1995) and George Clooney in Batman & Robin (1997). The series was rebooted in 2005 directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Christian Bale titled Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012). It was rebooted again in 2016 starring Ben Affleck with the DC extended universe film titled Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) with two follow ups Suicide Squad (2016) and Justice League (2017) a stand alone film titled The Batman was announced.

Early Films​ (1943-1949)[edit | edit source]

  • Batman (1943)
  • Batman and Robin (1949)

​Adam West Films (1966)[edit | edit source]

  • Batman (1966) (1st Batman film)

​Tim Burton Films (1989-1992)[edit | edit source]

# Title Release Date Worldwide Gross RT MC
1 Batman June 30, 1989 $411.3 million 72% 69%
2 Batman Returns June 19, 1992 $266.8 million 81% 68%

Joel​ Schumacher Films (1995-1997)[edit | edit source]

# Title Release Date Worldwide Gross RT MC
3 Batman Forever June 16, 1995 $336.5 million 41% 51%
4 Batman & Robin June 20, 1997 $238.2 million 10% 28%

Christopher Nolan trilogy (2005-2012)[edit | edit source]

# Title Release Date

Worlwide Gross

RT MC
5 Batman Begins June 25, 2005 $374.2 million 84% 70%
6 The Dark Knight July 18, 2008 $1.004 billion 94% 82%
7 The Dark Knight Rises July 20, 2012 $1.084 billion 87% 78%

DC Extended Universe (2016-present)[edit | edit source]

# Title Release Date Worldwide Gross RT MC
8 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice March 25, 2016 $873.2 million 27% 44%
9 Suicide Squad August 5, 2016 $746.8 million 28% 40%
10 Justice League November 17, 2017 $657.9 million 40% 45%
11 Birds of Prey February 7, 2020
12 The Batman June 25, 2021
Batman
Serials Batman (1949), Batman and Robin (1949)
Adam West Films Batman (1966)
Tim Burton/Joel Schumacher Films Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992), Batman Forever (1995), Batman & Robin (1997)
Christopher Nolan Films Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Spin-Offs Catwoman (2004)
DC Extended Universe Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Suicide Squad (2016), Justice League (2017), The Batman, Justice League 2
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