After almost two months in the Japanese Box Office, the much-anticipated anime prequel to Jujutsu Kaisen, Jujutsu Kaisen Movie 0, has now officially become the 10th Highest-Grossing Japanese Movie of All Time in the Domestic Box Office surpassing the 1983 drama Antarctica by Koreyoshi Kurahara.
The Jujutsu Kaisen Movie 0 has made more than 11.09 Billion Yen at the Japanese Box Office as of the latest update, becoming the 10th Highest-Grossing Japanese Movie of All-Time at the Domestic Box Office and the 27th Highest-Grossing Movie in Japan.
The 10th spot was previously held by Antarctica (1983), which made 11 Billion Yen at the Domestic Box Office and was the Highest-Grossing Japanese Movie till the release of Princess Mononoke in 1997.
The Wind Rises currently sits at the 9th spot with over 12 Billion Yen at the Japanese Box Office while Weathering With You is at the 8th spot with over 14.19 Billion Yen.
Earlier last week, it was revealed that the Jujutsu Kaisen Movie has surpassed Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time, which made over 10.28 Billion Yen in the Japanese Box Office and become the Highest-Grossing Anime Movie of 2021.
It is notable that the latest Evangelion movie sits as the 12th Highest-Grossing Film from Japan in the country’s Box Office. Only 13 Japanese films have grossed over 10 Billion Yen domestically.
The first spot is held by the 2020 blockbuster release Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Train, which made over half a billion dollars worldwide and over 40 Billion Yen in the Japanese Box Office. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Train surpassed Spirited Away’s an almost two-decades-long record as the Highest Grossing Movie at the Japanese Box Office.
Spirited Away had made over 31.68 Billion Yen in the Domestic Box Office.
Jujutsu Kaisen Movie also scored the Second-Biggest Opening Weekend Ever at the Domestic Box Office.
Jujutsu Kaisen saw a record-breaking start with 1.08 Billion Yen (previews included) on its opening day in the Japanese Box Office and saw the second-biggest opening day for a Japanese film ever with 772,224 admissions.
The anime movie made over 2.72 Billion Yen in 418 theatres during its first weekend, making it the second-biggest opening weekend for a movie in the Japanese Box Office ever, only behind Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Train.
Mugen Train made over a whopping 5 Billion Yen in the Japanese Box Office over the three-day weekend period seeing 3.42 million admissions.
Jujutsu Kaisen Movie 0 is a prequel story to the original anime series that has sold over 200,000 discs in home release and over 35 million copies in manga volumes since the start of 2021.
The prequel story follows Yuuta Okkotsu, who is haunted by the ghosts of his past. Ever since his childhood friend Rika died in a traffic accident, her ghost has been stuck with him. But her spirit does not appear as the sweet girl Yuuta once knew. Instead, Rika manifests as a monstrous and powerful entity who fiercely protects him. Although unable to control Rika’s violent behaviour, Yuuta is helpless to stop the bloodshed that follows from her brutal vengeance. As a result, Yuuta is apprehended by “Jujutsu” sorcerers who protect the world from curses such as Rika.
But the world’s strongest sorcerer, Satoru Gojo, has different plans for him as he makes Yuuta join Jujutsu Tech and learn to control Rika in the process.
Now a first-year at this new high school, Yuuta learns to battle evil curses and use the cursed energy for good. Alongside his new classmates Maki Zenin, a Jujutsu weapons expert; Toge Inumaki, a spellcaster who uses his words as weapons; and Panda, a seemingly walking and talking panda bear, Yuuta finally begins to find his place in the world and, for once, to feel comfortable with what he has been given.
However, as his training progresses, Yuuta learns that the dangers of the Jujutsu world go far beyond that of just wicked spirits.
The movie is scheduled to be released in the United States and Canada on March 18 with the tickets going on sale starting February 25.
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