Its opening weekend could open the door for more anime movies in the West
This week the film Jujutsu Kaisen is released in different Spanish-speaking countries such as Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela and after its debut in the United States, this anime could break records in the West. After opening in Japan last year, this production garnered rave reviews from critics abroad, and now fans in the United States have had a chance to see the film for themselves. And according to box office reports, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 dominated with an impressive opening.
Exhibitor Relations Co. shared this film’s opening weekend total earnings on Twitter to the delight of fans. The page specialized in the entertainment industry confirmed that Jujutsu Kaisen 0 raised just over 17.6 million dollars during its first weekend in the 2336 in which it is being exhibited in the North American country. This means that each theater earned more than $7,576 USD on average from Jujutsu Kaisen 0, so we can assure you that Crunchyroll and Funimation, the companies responsible for its distribution, are happy with that result.
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Crunchyroll’s JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 shocked the nation–scoring a massive $17.6M in its debut in 2,336 locations, a whopping $7,576 per.
— Exhibitor Relations Co. (@ERCboxoffice) March 20, 2022
This total could surprise his fans, but there are specialists in the industry who take a dim view of this result, as they expected even greater results from Jujutsu Kaisen 0. Deadline wrote on Saturday March 20 that Jujutsu Kaisen 0 could earn up to $19 million in its opening weekend, which is higher than what was finally achieved. This was shared after the box office grossed nearly $6 million through Friday night alone. This final total makes Jujutsu Kaisen 0 the second highest-grossing film domestically, as The Batman topped the list once again in the United States..
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 premieres in Latin America and Europe
Just one week apart from the US premiere, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 will hit theaters in different countries in Latin America and Europe on March 24, 2022 (in some locations, this date may vary), so the total earnings of this film animated by MAPPA could easily exceed the figure reached in the North American country.
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 joins the current global anime market trend that has gained ground in the West in recent years. For example, in 2020, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Mugen Train swept theaters when it was released. In Japan, not even the pandemic could prevent the film from becoming the highest-grossing film in its region to date. Now, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Mugen Train is the highest grossing anime film worldwide to dateand debuted in the United States with $21.2 million last spring.
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