18/01/2022

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Nabs Major Box Office Record Just Behind Demon Slayer

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 has made its big debut, and fans of the anime are rushing to theaters in Japan. While international releases have been pushed down the road, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is keeping fans entertained in Japan, and a new record proves how wildly successful the film has been. After all, it has nabbed a massive box office honor in the wake of Demon Slayer, so fans are thinking the industry is about to become far more movie-friendly than ever before.

The whole update came from Japan’s own Oricon as the site crunched the numbers on Jujutsu Kaisen 0. It was there fans were informed how well the movie was doing. After bringing in nearly two million viewers, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 has grossed over $23 million USD since it debuted on Christmas Eve overseas.

According to the report, this box office opening is the second-highest in Japan to date. The only movie that has performed better is Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Mugen Train. As you may recall, the other film made its debut in October 2020 overseas and went on to shatter records the world over. Now, Demon Slayer‘s movie is the highest-grossing one in all of Japan to date, and it is also the highest-grossing anime film worldwide.

At this point, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 isn’t poised to overtake the movie in any way, but its gross will grow bounds before long. After all, the 2021 flick has not even made its way overseas at this point. No official premiere has been given to Jujutsu Kaisen in North America or elsewhere beyond Japan at this point. But when it begins making moves, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 will be raking in dough.

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