BATMAN FOREVER - 20th Anniversary

20 years ago On June 16, 1995, Batman Forever appeared on our movie screens. Introducing us to Val Kilmer as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Chris O'Donnell as Dick Grayson/Robin, Tommy Lee Jones as Harvey Dent/Two-Face, Jim Carrey as Edward Nigma/The Riddler, and Nicole Kidman as Dr. Chase Meridian, Bruce Wayne's love interest.

Not intended as a home run in the Batman franchise, it became one - nipples on the Batsuit notwithstanding. Veteran director Joel Schumacher had to fight tooth and nail to sell his version with distributors and even merchandising prospects such as Hasbro and Walmart that eventually signed on, including others.


Opening with more than $52.7 million opening weekend, it would go on to gross more than $336.5 million worldwide, topping Tim Burton's Batman Returns by $60 million, although falling short of the original Batman.

H/T: THR

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