Thursday, April 25, 2024

Box Office: “Batman” Takes $10 Mil Friday But Audiences Are Drawn to Surprise Number 2 “Jujutsu” Anime Movie


Friday box office: “The Batman” was number 1 again with $10 million. Expected.

Unexpected: audiences were drawn to anime film, “Jujutsu” which collected another $5 million in addition Thursday previews. Total is now $8.625 million. Sony’s Crunchyroll has the number 2 film this weekend.


“Jujustu” has swamped all the other big label new releases this weekend starting with A 24’s “X” horror film which had a $1.7 million opening.

Focus Features brought in “The Outfit” and Sony’s regular label offered “Umma,” a Korean film. Their respective numbers were $530,000 and $340,000.

“Jujutsu,” already an international hit with $107 million worldwide, has captured the interest of US audiences.

Meanwhile, “The Batman” will flirt with $300 million this weekend.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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