The latest box office collections revealed for Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie confirmed that it has become the sixth highest grossing anime film worldwide. The movie’s worldwide box office collection crossed $196 million (26.5 billion yen), with over 20 million people flocking to the theatres to watch Yuta and Rika’s story unfold.
Over USD 91 million of this box collection came from the 89 countries and regions overseas where Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie was released.
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 pushed Makoto Shinkai’s Weathering With You to the 7th position as it grabbed the 6th spot. It is also the fourth highest grossing Japanese film of all time in the United States according to Mantan Web.
Crunchyroll is currently streaming the movie in Japanese with subs, and also the English dubbed version. Additionally, it was revealed that Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie will be a part of Amazon Prime Video Japan’s catalogue, starting Dec 24, 2022.
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 had earned US$8.68 million in 2,340 theaters on its opening day on Friday, March 18, 2022, in the United States.
It had crossed the 10 billion yen mark in Japanese box office in 43 days, earning about 10,456,322,400 yen (about US$90.6 million) from 7,603,732 tickets on its 45th day. The movie surpassed Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time to become the highest grossing film at the Japanese-box office that released in 2021.
The title of the highest grossing film in Japan in 2022 belongs to One Piece Film: Red.
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is based on Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical School, the prequel manga to the main series, Jujutsu Kaisen. It is written and illustrated by Gege Akutami. The manga was serialized in Shueisha’s magazine Jump GIGA from April to July 2017.
Megumi Ogata, Kana Hanazawa, Yuuichi Nakamura, Mikako Komatsu, Tomozaku Seki and Kouki Uchiyama voiced Yuta Okkotsu, Rika Orimoto, Gojo Satoru, Maki Zen’in, Panda and Inumaki Toge respectively in the movie version.
The key staff who worked on the movie included:
- Director: Sunghoo Park
- Script Writer: Hiroshi Seko
- Character Designs: Tadashi Hiramatsu
- Assistant Director: Umemoto Yui
- Music: Hiroaki Tsutsumi, Yoshimasa Terui, and Arisa Okehazama
- Animation Producer: Keisuke Seshimo
Studio MAPPA is credited as the animation studio.
After Akutami launched Jujutsu Kaisen in 2018, the series was retroactively retitled Jujutsu Kaisen 0—making it a prequel—and released in a single tankōbon volume in December 2018.
Source: Mantan Web