BOX OFFICE: JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 OPENS WITH $ 8.63M, BEHIND THE BATMAN

On its third Friday in US theaters, The Batman grossed $ 10.6M (-43% from last Friday), third best Friday in March and second best held:

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The Hunger Games 12.8M -31% (Easter holidays)
Beauty and the Beast 12.8M -46%
The Batman 10.6M -43%
Alice In Wonderland 9.8M -43%
Captain Marvel 9.1M -52%
Batman v Superman 6.1M – 60%

The total takedown is $ 273.9M, on Sunday it should cash in $ 303.09M, surpassing the entire takings of The Man of Steel ($ 291M) and entering the Top100 of the American box office. $ 31M missing for outdoing Batman v. Superman ($ 330.3M).

China March 19
The Batman¥ 31.4M / $ 4.9M, Tot: ¥ 53.9M / $ 8.5M
Uncharted¥ 12.6M / $ 2M, Tot: ¥ 57.5M / $ 9M
The Battle at Lake Changjin II¥ 3.8M / $ 0.6M, Tot : ¥ 4019M / $ 631.9M
Too Cool To Kill¥ 2.8M / $ 0.4M, Tot: ¥ 2599M / $ 408.6M
Boonie Bears Back to Earth¥ 2M / $ 0.3M, Tot: ¥ 955M / $ 150.2M

In China it continues to remain in first place, today grossed ¥ 31.4M / $ 4.9M in 72,472 screens (remember that almost 30% is closed), registering + 29.7% compared to Friday, covering 55% of the market. Tomorrow it will overtake Uncharted , which remains in second place.

The ranking (Friday):

The Batman $ 10.6M / $ 273.9M
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 $ 5.75M / $ 8.6M (with previews)
Uncharted $ 2.25M / $ 120.1M
X $ 1.78M (with previews)
Dog $ 1.2M / $ 54.5M
Spider-Man: No Way Home $ 875 thousand / $ 795.2M
The Outfit $ 530,000 (with previews)
Murder on the Nile $ 498,000 / $ 42.37M
The Kashmir Files $ 400,000
Sing 2 $ 390,000 / $ 157.38M
Umma $ 340,000 (with previews)

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 grossed $ 8.63M from 2,336 screens on Friday, or $ 5.74M plus previews. It is estimated that the film could end its first weekend with $ 16M / $ 19M, just below the gross of Demon Slayer: The Mugen Train ($ 21.2M).

On Rotten Tomatoes the film has the following percentages: critics (100%) and audiences (93%), on PostTrak it is recommended by 81%. From children under 12 the figures are even higher: 100% rating and 91% recommended.
The public is mainly made up of males (60%) and 77% between 18-34. 35% are Latino and Hispanic, 25% Caucasian, 19% Asian and 16% black.

Third Uncharted which in its fifth Friday grosses $ 2.25M (-8% compared to last Friday), the collection is $ 120.1M and on Saturday will surpass Free Guy ($ 121.6M).

The other exits

A24’s X grossed $ 1.78M from 2865 sale yesterday, is projecting a weekend with $ 4.1M from 2.865 sale. Divisive opinions on Rotten Tomatoes: critics 95%, audiences 68%. Theatrical audiences only recommend the film at 45%, reports Postrack. Compared to other national releases during the distributor’s pandemic, Ti West ‘s film grosses less than The Green Knight ($ 6.7M) and more than Zola ($ 1.2M distributed in fewer theaters).

The Mark Rylance film , The Outfit grossed $ 530,000 from 1,324 theaters, including premieres.

Sing 2 is only $ 3M to overtake A quiet place 2 and No time to die at the US box office. The global gross is $ 368,230,040 and thanks to the film’s success in Japan, where it continues to hold the top spot, it aims to surpass the global gross of Black Widow ($ 379,751,655).

Japanese box office:
1 Sing 2 $ 1.7M / $ 2.9M
2 Doraemon $ 830k / $ 9.23M
3 The Last 10 years $ 830k / $ 12.43M
4 The Batman $ 600k / $ 5.7M (-47%)
5 Jujutsu Kaisen 0 $ 350 thousand / $ 112.35M

Word of mouth was very good for the Indian film The Kashmir Files which tripled the number of screens in its second weekend. On Friday it grossed $ 400k from 230 screens, registering + 400% compared to the opening Friday. It is expected to take in $ 1.4M over the weekend, tripling its opening figures.

Despite the release on the digital platforms Spider-Man: No Way Home continues to have a fantastic seal. The film grossed $ 875k on its 14th Friday, bringing the total to $ 795.22, expected to hit $ 3.5M on Sunday, down just 12%! Total takings are expected to reach $ 797.9M, next week it will exceed $ 800M.