March 20 US box office: Batman a hit, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 and X off to a good start

Matt Reeves’ blockbuster movie was also released in China this weekend, but nearly half of movie theaters there are closed due to Covid. (Source: French movie)

Batman It exceeded $300 million in revenue in the United States in three weeks, including 36 million that were harvested this weekend in 4,302 movie theaters in the country. In comparison, at the same time, Joker With Joaquin Phoenix acquired 335 million in the fall of 2019. So, there is no record for Warner Bros., but These grades still matter And it leaves little room for competition: The Next Movie, Jujutsu Kisen 0, won half the money in 2,286 movie theaters in the country: 17.6 million green tickets. Then Unknown The platform closes thanks to an additional $8 million raised for 3,700 screens, or 15.8 million in 5 weeks.

Matt Reeves’ blockbuster starring Robert Pattinson has done well overseas. It crossed the 2 million acceptance mark in France, and got off to a good start in China, a market increasingly important to the success of American blockbusters. Since Friday, March 18, despite the closure of 43% of cinemas in the country due to the escalation of the Covid epidemic there, Batman Earned $12.1 million there this weekend, or already more than 1/5 of the 50 million raised outside the US right now. So Warner Bros. must pay off its 200 million budget (excluding upgrade)… and prepare the sequel.

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Despite this juggernaut, the anime is prequel Jujutsu Kisen I got off to a good start by finishing second. variety He remembers manga adaptations being increasingly successful in American theaters, such as Demon Slayer Having raised for example $21.2 million in the country a year ago, which is the most impressive thing since the rooms received fewer viewers due to restrictions imposed in the midst of the Covid epidemic. The latest merger between Funimation and Crunchyroll It should make it possible to distribute this type of animated film more widely, thus contributing to the visibility of this phenomenon.

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horror movie X, by Ti West, started at number four with $4.2 million raised in 2,865 theaters, which is also significant knowing that this horrible movie, kind by definition not recommended for a younger audience, takes place while filming a porn movie. Receiving good reviews, especially for its lead actress, Mia Goth, should pay off quickly, this type of production generally costing a handful of millions of dollars.

Finally, it dogby Channing Tatum, who completed the top five thanks to an additional $4 million, taking his total to over 50 million in five weeks, then the biggest card in recent times, Spider-Man: There is no room for home, sticks to the order. With an additional $3.2 million in her 14th week of work, she’s approaching $800 million in the United States alone. Note that the rest of the leaderboard is still above $1 million in revenue this weekend.

US weekend box office from Friday, March 18 to Sunday, March 20, 2022:

French Film / ComScore

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