‘Batman: The Killing Joking’ Breaking Theater Records

Fathom Events has booked 1,075 U.S. cinemas — its widest rollout of all time — for the big-screen debut of the animated film “Batman: The Killing Joke” on July 25, according to Variety. There will be two screenings Monday night at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. local time.

“There’s a level of excitement that’s been generated because of the iconic nature of the film,” said Tom Lucas, VP of studio relations at Fathom.

‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ will beat the June 8 release of the original ‘Ghostbusters’ by 215 screens.

Tickets for “Batman: The Killing Joke” can be purchased online beginning Friday, June 17 by visiting FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices.

Based on the DC graphic novel of the same name, Batman: The Killing Joke takes a journey into the dark psyche of the Clown Prince of Crime – from his humble beginnings as a struggling comedian to his fateful encounter with Batman that changes both of their lives forever. Years later, and now escaped from Arkham Asylum, The Joker devises a plan to prove that one bad day can make anyone as insane as he is – setting his sights on Commissioner Gordon. It’s up to the Dark Knight to put a stop to The Joker’s latest scheme and save one of Gotham City’s finest. Following a gripping prologue introducing Barbara Gordon’s heroic adventures alongside Batman as Batgirl, Batman: The Killing Joke stays true to the authentic tale that has held fans’ imaginations for nearly three decades – spotlighting the birth of a Super-Villain, the fortitude of a Super Hero and the punchline that will leave you speechless.

‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ stars the voice talent of Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Tara Strong (Batgirl) and Ray Wise (Commissioner Gordon).

The R-Rated movie will premiere at San Diego Comic-Con International followed by a digital release on July 26 and via DVD and Blu-ray on Aug. 2.

Matthew Sardo
Matthew Sardo
As the founder of Monkeys Fighting Robots, I'm currently training for my next job as an astronaut cowboy. Reformed hockey goon, comic book store owner, video store clerk, an extra in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'Welcome Back Freshman,' and for one special day, I was a Ghostbuster.