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Batman Begins

A man in a batsuit spreads his wings while looking down. Tall skyscrapers protrude above, and bats fly around him.
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NameBatman Begins
Directed byChristopher Nolan
Produced byEmma Thomas
Larry J. Franco
Charles Roven
Written byChristopher Nolan
David S. Goyer (Story)
Bob Kane (Comic book)
Bill Finger (Comic book)
StarringChristian Bale
Michael Caine
Liam Neeson
Katie Holmes
Gary Oldman
Cillian Murphy
Morgan Freeman
Tom Wilkinson
Rutger Hauer
Ken Watanabe
Music byHans Zimmer
James Newton Howard
CinematographyWally Pfister
Editing byLee Smith
StudioDC Comics
Legendary Pictures
Syncopy Films
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release dateJune 10, 2005 (Russia)
June 15, 2005
Running time140 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$150 million
Gross revenue$372,710,015
Followed byThe Dark Knight

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'Batman Begins' is a 2005 superhero action thriller film based on the fictional DC Comics character Batman, directed by Christopher Nolan. It stars Christian Bale as Batman, along with Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Cillian Murphy, Morgan Freeman, Ken Watanabe, Tom Wilkinson, and Rutger Hauer. The film reboots the Batman film series, telling the origin story of the character and begins with Bruce Wayne's initial fear of bats, the death of his parents, and his journey to becoming Batman. It draws inspiration from classic comic book storylines such as "Batman: The Man Who Falls", Batman: Year One, and Batman: The Long Halloween.

After a series of unsuccessful projects to resurrect Batman on screen following the 1997 critical failure of Batman & Robin, Nolan and David S. Goyer began work on the film in early 2003 and aimed for a darker and more realistic tone, with humanity and realism being the basis of the film. The goal was to get the audience to care for both Batman and Bruce Wayne. The film, which was primarily shot in England and Chicago, relied on traditional stunts and miniatures-computer-generated imagery was used minimally. A new Batmobile (called the Tumbler) and a more mobile Batsuit were both created specifically for the film.

Batman Begins was critically and commercially successful. The film opened on June 15, 2005 in the United States and Canada in 3,858 theaters. It grossed $48 million in its opening weekend, eventually grossing over $372 million worldwide. The film received an 85% overall approval rating from Rotten Tomatoes. Critics noted that fear was a common theme throughout the film, and remarked that it had a darker tone compared to previous Batman films. A sequel titled The Dark Knight was released in July 2008 and also saw the return of both Nolan and Bale to the franchise. Batman Begins grossed $372,710,015 in worldwide box office sales.

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