The highest grossing movie of 1989 was "Batman" directed by Tim Burton and starring Michael Keaton. It became a runaway success, earning more than $411 million in box office receipts worldwide. It is still remembered as one of the most iconic films of its time.
"Batman" was released on June 23rd 1989 and became a worldwide phenomenon, breaking box office records in the US and abroad. It received critical acclaim for its unique take on the iconic comic book character, as well as its exceptional production value. The success of "Batman" helped launch Tim Burton's career in Hollywood and spawned an entire franchise with multiple sequels and spin-off films. It also inspired a resurgence of interest in comic book-based movies that continues to this day.