The film has now made more than Shin Godzilla and Stand By Me Doraemon
JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 continues to parade through the Japanese box office with Toho announcing today that the film has surpassed 8.57 billion yen, making more than the theatrical runs of the Hideaki Anno-produced Shin Godzilla film and the now-classic anime film Stand By Me Doraemon. This increase also pushes the Weekly Shonen Jump adaptation up to 64th place on the all-time Japanese box office charts.
As of Sunday, January 17, JUJUTSU KAISEN 0's 24th day in theaters, the MAPPA-produced movie has brought in 8,576,429,150 yen (US$74.62 million) on the back of 6,288,404 tickets sold. At 64th place on the Japanese box office all-time chart, which includes both domestically-made and foreign-made films, JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 now sits between the 2009 film Rookies the Movie: Graduation now pushed down to 65th place and the first Matrix film at 63rd place.
JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 overtook the lifetime gross of Hideaki Anno's Shin Godzilla film and is also on track to overtake the box office gross of Anno's Evangelion 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon a Time anime film, which was the highest-grossing film in Japan of 2021.
MAPPA returned to animate JUJUTSU KAISEN 0, with director Sunghoo Park at the helm and Toho distributing the film in theaters in Japan across 418 theaters on December 24, including 39 IMAX theaters. The anime film had the second-biggest opening weekend in Japanese box office history. It was announced at the end of the JUJUTSU KAISEN TV anime series, which is streaming on Crunchyroll.
Source: Press Release
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