Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Movie Becomes Japan’s All-time No.2 after 3-Day Opening

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie opened on Friday, December 24th, making it Japan’s number 1 film in this fiscal year by far, counting from April 2021 to April 2022. Over 1,9 million tickets were sold during the 3 days of the movie opening across 418 theatres in Japan, overseen by TOHO. The movie earned over 2,69 billion yen during that time, which is equivalent to 23.5 million US dollars.

Moreover, it is reported that Jujutsu Kaisen is the second-best movie of all time when it comes to the popularity, attendance, and profits made, right after Demon Slayer: Mugen Train movie that ranked as number 1. The movie also got a combined 98% positive rating. 79,9% of respondents said that the movie was “very good,” having 18.1% of viewers rating the movie as “good”.

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The following numbers were reported for the first three days of the movie premiere by the distributor of the movie, TOHO:

  • December 24: 772,224 tickets for 1,072,252,950 yen (about US$9.37 million)
  • December 25: 626,110 tickets for 892,008,700 yen (about US$7.79 million)
  • December 26: 509,719 tickets for 729,866,500 yen (about US$6.38 million

The movie is on the way to earning the projected goal of 10 billion yen during the planned weeks of screening, which is around 87 million US dollars. The movie was initially supposed to be screened on only 28 screens across 14 theatres in Japan at midnight, but the number of screens was expanded with more tickets being sold for the first day.

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie is based on the manga prequel following Yuta Okkotsu and his curse. Yuta Okkotsu is followed by his childhood friend’s ghost, Rika Orimoto after Rika dies in an accident. The date when the movie will be released internationally and become available for western audiences is still not known.

In addition, season 2, if announced and renewed, might get the same treatment as Demon Slayer with the Mugen Train arc that appeared in the second season before Entertainment District episodes.

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