The leisure information supply Variety revealed on Saturday that the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie is set to debut at #2 within the United States in its opening weekend, behind The Batman.

The movie had earned US$8.68 million in 2,340 theaters whole as of Friday. Variety tasks that the movie will earn US$19 million in its debut weekend, which can method Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train‘s debut weekend earnings within the U.S. of roughly US$21.2 million.

Comparatively, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 earned 1,072,252,950 yen (about US$9.37 million) in Japan on its debut day on a Friday final December. The movie earned 2,694,128,150 yen (about US$23.5 million) in its first three days in Japan.

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 earned about US$2.88 million at U.S. field workplace from preview screenings in 2,003 theaters on Thursday. The movie opened with English subtitles and with an English dub within the U.S. and Canada on Friday.

The movie has offered a complete of 9.07 million tickets for over 12.7 billion yen (about US$107 million) because it opened in Japan on December 24, and is at present the twenty first highest-grossing movie in Japan of all time.

The movie is the highest-earning movie at the Japanese field workplace from the 2021 calendar 12 months, after surpassing Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time, according to the Mainichi Shimbun paper’s Mantan Web.

The movie is based mostly on Gege Akutami‘s Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Tokyo Toritsu Jujutsu Kōtō Senmon Gakkō (Jujutsu Kaisen 0: Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School) manga prequel story, with MAPPA animating once more and TOHO distributing. Megumi Ogata voiced the primary character Yuta Okkotsu, and Kana Hanazawa voiced the character Rika Orimoto.

Update: According to Box Office Mojo, the movie earned US$5,798,256 on Friday, however together with the Thursday preview screenings had earned US$8,678,309 as of Friday. ANN has up to date this text to make clear that the US$8.68 million quantity consists of these preview screenings from Thursday.

Source: Variety (J. Kim Murphy)