Batman is a 1989 superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. The film was directed by Tim Burtonand stars Jack Nicholson, Michael Keaton and Kim Basinger.
Jack Nicholson accepted the role of the Joker under strict conditions that dictated top billing, a portion of the film’s earnings (including associated merchandise), and his own shooting schedule.
Batman was both critically and financially successful, earning over $400 million in box office totals. Critics and audiences particularly praised Nicholson and Keaton’s performances, Burton’s direction, the production design, and Elfman’s score. It was the fifth-highest-grossing film in history at the time of its release.