Warner Brothers’ Funimation Films’ “The Batman” and “Jujutsu Kaisen 0” found their pot of gold the weekend after St. Patrick’s Day, taking first and second place respectively at the North American box office.
The Batman added $36.8 million at the domestic box office for the third straight week, for a total of $300.1 million in North America, while Jujutsu Kaisen 0 added $17.7 million US dollar started.
Also new in theaters this weekend was A24’s “X,” which ranked at #4 with $4.4 million. Rounding out the top five are Sony Pictures’ Uncharted, which grossed $8 million in its fifth weekend for total sales of $125.9 million in North America; and United Artists Releasing’s “Dog,” which grossed $4.1 million in its fifth weekend for a total of $54.2 million in North America.
Directed by Seong-Hu Park, “Jujutsu Kaisen 0” is a theatrical prequel to the hugely popular anime TV series and manga of the same name, written and illustrated by Gege Akutami. The animated fantasy film focuses on Yuta Okkotsu (voiced by Megumi Ogata). , a high school student who learns to use a powerful curse.
Also starring in “Jujutsu Kaisen 0” are Koki Uchiyama as Toge Inumaki, Mikako Komatsu as Maki Zen’in, and Tomokazu Seki as Panda. In addition to making a strong start at the domestic box office, the action-adventure also earned a perfect 100% score on review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes.
Directed by Ti West, “X” is a slasher flick starring Brittany Snow, Kid Cudi, Jenna Ortega, Owen Campbell, and Mia Goth as a group of filmmakers who find themselves in danger after attempting a crime in rural Texas in 1979 making adult films. The horror film landed on Rotten Tomatoes with an excellent 96%.
Another horror title to see widespread release this weekend was Sony and Stage 6 Films’ Umma, starring Sandra Oh as a farmer haunted by her dead mother. Directed by Iris K. Shim, the spooky film grossed $915,000 at the North American box office and earned a dismal 29% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Cinedigm Entertainment Group’s pandemic drama drama 7 Days and Paramount Pictures’ action rom-com The Lost City hit theaters next weekend.
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/movies/story/2022-03-20/weekend-box-office-batman-jujutsu-kaisen-0 ‘The Batman’, ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0’ Top Weekend Box Office