There is little doubt that Jujutsu Kaisen 0 has been one of the most successful films of 2021. But how successful has the animated prequel been since its international release? It has just been revealed that the anime film has already earned over $108 million worldwide, making it the 8th highest-grossing Japanese film of all time!
The Numbers confirms that Jujutsu Kaisen 0 has made $33,919,605 at the Japanese box office while earning $149,390,884 at the international box office. That brings the prequel's total to a stunning $183,310,489 worldwide. The best part is, the movie has yet to be released in certain territories so there's a good chance that these numbers will be higher in the following months.
Jujutsu Kaisen 0's new total now makes it the 8th highest-grossing Japanese film of all time and it is quickly closing in on Stand by Me Doraemon which is currently at the 7th spot. The MAPPA-produced movie was previously tied with Studio Ghibli's Princess Mononoke but has since overtaken the 1997 flick.
It was previously reported that Jujutsu Kaisen 0 has risen to the 15th spot of the highest-grossing films in Japan. The movie initially debuted on the 20th spot but has now earned over 13.50 billion yen since its release in December 2021. That means the movie is currently tied at the 15th spot with E.T., Armageddon, and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is based on Gege Akutami's manga of the same name that serves as a prequel to the main manga. It follows Yuta Okkotsu as he enrolls at the Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School in an effort to get rid of the powerful curse that used to be his childhood friend. With the help of the powerful sorcerer Satoru Gojo, Yuta learns to accept the curse and how to control it to help others.
The film is still screening in theaters worldwide.