The first night of DC's animated adaptation of Batman: The Killing Joke's two-night theatrical run placed third at the Monday night box office in terms of ticket sales. According to Box Office Mojo, the animated film grossed a total of $3.175 million for the night of July 25, coming behind Star Trek Beyond and The Secret Life of Pets.
Given that The Killing Joke only played in an estimated 1,325 screens compared to the 3,000+ screens that Ghostbusters and Lights Out played in, that is quite an accomplishment. That works out to $2,396 per screen, which is a higher per-screen earning than any film that Monday - even Star Trek Beyond and The Secret Life of Pets.
In its second night however, The Killing Joke earned a mucher lower $600,000.
Batman: The Killing Joke will be released digitally on July 26, with a home video version on August 2