Jujutsu Kaisen 0 sells 7.2 million tickets in 38 days
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 sold 7,191,107 tickets for ¥9,839,644,200 (about $85.1 million) in its first 39 days. The film is expected to surpass a total of 10 billion yen in total revenue this week, according to Oricon.
Cast members Megumi Ogata, Kana Hanazawa, Yūichi Nakamura and Takahiro Sakurai will appear at a post-opening greeting event at TOHO CINEMAS Hibiya in Tokyo on February 12, the film’s website has revealed. The event will be broadcast live to theaters across Japan and will include what is being teased as an “important announcement.”
The popular film is currently the 39th highest-grossing film in Japanese box office history. Two weeks ago it became the 50th highest-grossing film in Japanese box office history. Jujutsu Kaisen 0 has now passed The Adventures of Milo and Otis, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphireand Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones in Japanese box office performance. It currently tops last year’s highest-grossing film in Japan, Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Once Upon a Timewhich grossed around 10.22 billion yen (about $88 million) during its run.
Gege Akutami Jujutsu Kaisen 0 (renamed from Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical School) manga was published in Shueisha’s Jump GIGA magazine from April to July 2017. The series serves as a prequel to Akutami’s popular. Jujutsu Kaisen series, which began serialization in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine in 2018. The series has amassed 18 collected volumes so far throughout its run. A free-to-play RPG developed by Sumzap was announced in June 2021, although nothing new regarding the project has been leaked since.
MAPPA hosted a 24-episode anime adaptation of the manga from October 2020 to March 2021, starring Sunghoo Park (Banana Fish, The God of High School) direction and Hiroshi Seko (The attack of the Titans, Dorohedoro) serving as screenwriter.
MAPPA returns to animate Jujutsu Kaisen 0, alongside Park and Seko. The film stars Megumi Ogata (from Evangelion Shinji Ikari, Yu Yu Hakusho Kurama) as Yuta Okkotsu, along with Kana Hanazawa (Steins;Gate’s Mayuri Shiina, Psycho-Pass’ Akane Tsunemori) voicing Rika Orimoto.
VIZ Media is licensing the manga in English alongside Jujutsu Kaisen 0. Crunchyroll streamed the anime while it aired in Japan, and VIZ Media owns the home video rights. Crunchyroll recently announced that it will be distributing Jujutsu Kaisen 0 in US and Canadian theaters starting March 18. Tickets will go on sale from February 25.
Source: Anime News Network
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