JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 Takes FROZEN 2's All-Time Spot At Japanese Box Office
With over $168 million earned at the international box office, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 has overtaken Disney's Frozen 2 and stays just ahead of Sony Pictures' Spider-Man: No Way Home!
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 landed in North American theaters last month, which included screenings in IMAX. The film continues to perform well globally, and is doing especially great at the Japanese Box Office.
To date, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 has earned over 13.42 billion yen ($117.84 million US) with almost 10 million tickets sold. The film has earned "blockbuster" status and has moved to 18th on the all-time Japanese domestic charts. It is currently on track to surpass Princess Mononoke, and several other popular US films including Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Armageddon, and E.T. the Extra Terrestrial.
Combined, those movies earned more than 13 billion yen at the Japanese box office.
Earning over $168 million US, with North American ticket sales making up more than $33 million of the total, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 has also done very well internationally. It's staying just ahead of Spider-Man: No Way Home in the 8th place of current releases.
Crunchyroll streamed the first season of the popular superantural Jujutsu Kaisen anime as it aired in Japan. It also released English dubs for the series a little later. Crunchyroll released the prequel anime film Jujutsu Kaisen in North American theaters on March 19th, with more territories following through the months of March and April.
The second season of Jujutsu Kaisen will premiere on Japanese television next year (2023) and MAPPA has been confirmed to be returning as the studio responsible for animating the much anticipated second season. A premiere date has yet to be officially announced.
The Jujutsu Kaisen anime series is based upon the best-selling manga of the same name. It was serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump and has sold more than 60 million copies in Japan. VIZ Media publishes the series in the United States. Jujutsu Kaisen was named "Anime of the Year" by the Crunchyroll Anime Awards in 2021.
The series is currently streaming on Crunchyroll with both English subbed and dubbed episodes available.