While JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 may have had a roaring start to its international rollout coming in second at the North American box office, in the film's homeland of Japan the film continues to rake in the yen, surpassing Jurassic Park to becoming the 20th highest-grossing film in Japan of all time. What's more, with its international release the MAPPA-produced prequel film is close to hitting the 10th highest-grossing anime film of all time worldwide.
In Japan, as of March 21, JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 has grossed more than 13 billion yen (US
$112.60 million) on the back of 9.28 million tickets sold. This makes the film the 20th highest-grossing film in Japan of all time, just under Bohemian Rhapsody's 13.11 billion yen gross, which JUJUTSU KAISEN is surely to pass in the coming weeks.
Worldwide, in the film's first weekend in North America, JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 has grossed US$18,002,980, while in Australia and New Zealand it made a combined US$810,381, and in the United Kingdom and Ireland, it grossed US$1,080,079. The film opened in some Asian countries earlier this month, with South Korea's total being $3,973,609, and Taiwan's being $7,182,675.00.
In total worldwide, JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 has made an estimated US$143.65 million, just a little less than shy of two million dollars from Arrietty's worldwide total of US$145 million, the currently 10th highest-grossing anime film of all time worldwide. Next week, as the anime film opens in more European countries, it will be overtaking Arrietty and start nipping on the toes of Princess Mononoke.
Crunchyroll streamed the first season of the JUJUTSU KAISEN TV anime as it aired in Japan, later releasing an English dub for the series as well. Crunchyroll released the blockbuster prequel anime film JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 in North American theaters on March 18, with other territories throughout the month of March.
The second season of JUJUTSU KAISEN will be premiering on Japanese TV in 2023 with MAPPA confirming that they will be returning as the anime studio in charge, though no premiere date confirmed as of yet.
Sources: Mantan Web, Numero (1, 2), Screen Daily, Korea Film, Taipeibo
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.
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