Jujutsu Kaisen 0 loses the lead in theaters in Japan to Spider-Man: No Way Home — Kudasai

Spider-Man: No Way Home, the twenty-seventh film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), earned an impressive 950 million yen (about 8.25 million dollars) with 584,000 viewers in its opening weekend in Japan, almost equaling the box office of the first Saturday and Sunday of Avengers: Endgame, the highest grossing MCU movie of all time.

the third film of Spider-Man starring Tom Holland snatches the first position Jujutsu Kaisen 0, which had dominated the Japanese box office for two consecutive weeks since its release on December 24, 2021. The film attracted 1,116,000 moviegoers and earned 1.69 billion yen (about 14.66 million dollars) in its first four days and has already become the 11th highest-grossing MCU film in Japan.

On its third weekend, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 earned 644 million yen (about 5.58 million dollars) with 449,000 viewers, bringing their total to 7,714,084,650 yen (about 66.87 million dollars) with 5,671,950 tickets sold. It has already become the second highest-grossing Japanese film of 2021, surpassing Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet (7.65 billion yen). If the pace continues like this, the film could hit the ten billion yen mark by the end of the month.

This film premiered on December 24 in theaters in Japan, while this project was announced during the broadcast of the series’ final episode on March 26 and will adapt the prequel to the original manga. On the other hand, Gege Akutami the publication of the manga began in the magazine Weekly Shonen Jump from the publisher Shueisha in March 2018. The work inspired a twenty-four-episode anime series that aired in Japan from October 2020 to March 2021.

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Production team

  • Seong-Hu Park (Garo: Vanishing Line, The God of High School) is in charge of directing the feature film at the studios MAP, reprising his role in the animated series.
  • Hiroshi Seko (Ajin, Banana Fish, Heion Sedai no Idaten-tachi, Inuyashiki) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts, repeating his role in the animated series.
  • Tadashi Hiramatsu (Abenobashi Mahou ☆ Shoutengai, Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu, Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana wo Kazarou) is in charge of character design, repeating his role in the animated series.

Sinopsis de Jujutsu Kaisen 0

Yuuta Okkotsu is cursed. Ever since his childhood friend Rika died in a traffic accident, her ghost has stayed with him. But her spirit doesn’t appear like the sweet girl Yuuta once knew. Instead, it manifests as a monstrous and powerful entity that fiercely protects him. Unable to control Rika’s violent behavior, Yuuta finds himself powerless to stop the bloodshed that follows his brutal revenge. As a result, when he is apprehended by the “Jujutsu” wizards, the world’s secret guardians, trained to combat forces like Rika, Yuuta wishes to be completely isolated so that no one else could be harmed.

However, his captor, the master sorcerer Satoru Gojou, has other plans for him: he will enter the Jujutsu High School and learn to control Rika to help people. Now, in his first year at this school, Yuuta begins to learn the arts of Jujutsu and fight evil beings. Together with his new companions Maki Zenin, an expert in Jujutsu weapons; Toge Inumaki, a sorcerer who uses his words as weapons; and Panda, a panda bear that seems to walk and talk, Yuuta begins to find his place in the world and, for once, feel comfortable with his abilities. However, as his training progresses, Yuuta learns that the dangers of the world of Jujutsu go far beyond evil spirits.

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