Jujutsu Kaisen made fans giddy for season two earlier this month, but right now all eyes are on its big screen debut. After doing a live in Japan, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is approaching its American release to the delight of fans. In Japan, the film is still making impressive numbers despite the pandemic, and a new report confirms it is one of the highest-grossing Japanese films of all time.
The update came after the latest box office totals for Jujutsu Kaisen 0 have been updated. After debuting in Japan last Christmas Eve, the film earned 11.09 billion yen. This total now makes the film the 10th highest-grossing Japanese film in Japan. It topped the 1983 hit Antarctic for the spot, and it ranks below The wind picks up at present.
As for the rest of the top ten list, grow old with you stands at 13 with 14.19 billion yen while Ponyo, Bayside Shakedown 2, Howl’s Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke, Your Name, Spirited Awayand Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Mugen Train front row. In fact, the last two films listed are the highest-grossing films of the Japanese period.
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If you want to know where Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is distinguished by films made worldwide, it is ranked 27th in Japan at the box office. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is just ahead of the animated movie alongside several Disney classics and live-action adaptations.
Currently, all eyes are on Jujutsu Kaisen 0 to see how the film fares now that international releases are on the horizon. The film will make landfall in the United States on March 18 in select locations. Pre-sale tickets are available now and you can enjoy the first season of Jujutsu Kaisen on Crunchyroll if you need to catch up on the hit series before heading to the cinema.
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