Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is finally in theaters, and fans in the US have proven they’re ready to binge on the movie. After debuting in Japan last December, the shonen feature crossed the ocean last weekend and box office results are in. It proves Jujutsu Kaisen 0 pulled in some serious cash in its first weekend and showed that Hollywood anime is here to stay.
The total opening of the film has just been shared by Co exhibitor relations. on Twitter much to the delight of fans. The confirmed page Jujutsu Kaisen 0 grossed $17.6 million in its opening weekend at 2,336 locations. That means each theater earned over $7,576 on average from the movie, so you can bet Crunchyroll and Funimation are happy with that result.
This total might surprise fans, but analysts were expecting big things from Jujutsu Kaisen 0 after its previews generated tons of tickets. Deadline wrote on Saturday March 20 that Jujutsu Kaisen 0 could earn up to $19 million in its first weekend. This was shared after the box office raked in nearly $6 million through Friday night. This final total makes Jujutsu Kaisen 0 the second-highest-grossing domestic box office, as The Batman once again at the top of the list.
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As for Jujutsu Kaisen 0, the success of this film is just one of many claimed by anime in recent years. In 2020, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba stormed theaters when his big movie was released. In Japan, even the pandemic couldn’t prevent the film from becoming its region’s highest-grossing film to date. Now, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Mugen Train is the highest-grossing animated film in the world to date, and it debuted in the United States with $21.2 million last spring. Now, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 continues that legacy, and there’s even more anime goodness to come as 2022 rolls on.
What do you think of this movie’s box office update? Did you have the chance to see Jujutsu Kaisen 0 This weekend? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below or hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB.