The Warner Bros. and DC smash film took the top spot at the box office for the third weekend in a row, grossing $36 million for a superhero-like domestic total of $300.1 million and nearly $600 million globally after earning another $49.1 million internationally for a total of $298 million.
One downer: Batman launched to a poor $12.1 million in China, when 43 percent or more of theatres were closed due to another COVID-19 rise. It was on track for a $25 million opening before the closures. In North America and internationally, Matt Reeves’ Batman was only down 45 percent. The Lost City, a Sandra Bullock-Channing Tatum action-adventure film that had advanced screenings on Saturday night with much more than two-thirds of showings sold out, will disrupt the landscape next weekend.
The Japanese anime film Jujutsu Kaisen 0, which did a better-than-expected $17.7 million from 2,340 sites thanks to a flawless 100 percent Rotten Tomatoes score and outstanding exits, notably from kids, came in second behind Batman in North America. In North America, the film was distributed by Crunchyroll and Funimation. The film is a prequel to the enormously successful Gege Akutami-created Jujutsu Kaisen series, directed by Sunghoo Park.
Uncharted arrived in third place, earning $8 million from 3,700 theatres for a total of $125.9 million for Sony, which also announced that Spider-Man: No Way Home had nearly surpassed the record $800 million mark in the United States, with a total of $797.5 million through Sunday. Stage 6’s eerie thriller Umma, which opened to $917,000 from 800 screens, did not fare as well for the studio.
Uncharted continued to do well abroad, grossing another $19 million to pass the $200 million barrier and close Sunday with a worldwide total of $337.3 million. With a $10.4 million opening in China, it was similarly hampered by cinema closures as Batman.
X, the latest horror picture from A24, debuted at No. 4 with a better-than-expected $4.4 million in 2,886 locations. X is a slasher film directed by Ti West about a group of young people who are frightened while filming a porno. Dog, starring Channing Tatum, finished fifth in its fifth weekend with $4.1 million, bringing the domestic total to $54.2 million for MGM and United Artists Releasing. The Oufit, a suspense thriller from Focus Festures, debuted in 1,324 cinemas and grossed $1.5 million. The well-received film has good audience exit scores and is presently ranked No. 9 in the box office.
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