#1 - 1989 Box Office: Gross $251,188,924
Trivia (mostly courtesy of the IMDb)
- Batman opened on June 23, 1989, grossing $43.6 million in its opening weekend, breaking the opening weekend record of $29.4 million, set by Ghostbusters II one week earlier
- Robin Williams lobbied for the role of the Joker; he would later be considered for the Riddler as well
- The Batmobile was built on the chassis of a Chevy Impala
- The Joker's line, "Take thy beak from out my heart" (said at Vale's apartment) is from Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven"
- The only two actors to appear in all four Burton/Schumacher films are Pat Hingle (Commissioner Gordon) and Michael Gough (Alfred)
- The surgical tools used to reconstruct the Joker's face are the same props as the dental tools used by Steve Martin in Little Shop of Horrors
- The cartoon sketch of a bat-man (a bat in pin stripe suit) handed to Knox in the press room is signed by Bob Kane, the original creator of the Batman comic book
- The painting that the Joker spares during his vandalism spree is Francis Bacon's "Figure with Meat"
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