July 1, 2022

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 second best film from Japan

Animated films are increasingly popular. Indeed, Demon Slayer: Infinity Train, broke an incredible record for a film inspired by a manga. It takes the place of the first most followed film in Japan. Since this success, each production has decided to release its own animated film in theaters. Jujutsu Kaisen took seed and had announced his film Jujustsu Kaisen 0 since March. Only released in Japan on December 24, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 has done wonders both financially and qualitatively. The film reached second place for best film in Japan in a weekend.

Credit: CBR

Numbers to make you dizzy

Three days: that’s what it took Jujutsu Kaisen 0 to make a hit. The film premiered on December 24 in 418 theaters across Japan. In that time, 1,908,053 tickets were sold, generating 2,694,128,150 yen (approximately US $ 23.5 million). The breakdown of tickets and receipts is as follows:

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

This marks the best start for a film since the start of the Japanese fiscal year in April according to TOHO, the film’s distributor. Separately, Kyodo reported that it’s the best ever box office start in a weekend, just after Demon Slayer: Infinity Train.

Unexpected success

TOHO had bet on the success of the film, but did not expect such enthusiasm. Initially, the film was to be shown on 28 screens in 14 theaters in Kyoto and Miyagi (two historically related regions), Tokyo, Osaka, Aichi, Fukuoka, and Hokkaido. But the places flew as soon as the theaters opened. This has led to the increase in the number of screens. For example, TOHO Cinemas Shinjuku in Tokyo had only planned 2 screens for the first day. He had to show the film with 6 more screens, 8 in total.

On the fan side, the experience was more than good. They discovered Yuta, a young exorcist haunted by the monstrous form that the soul of his friend Rika took. Yuta, helped by Professor Gojo Satoru, will have to let go of this painful memory. In addition to receiving a qualitative mark of 98% (79.9% of “very good”, and 18.1% of “good”), the film will have been a rather nice experience for the Japanese spectators. Indeed, each spectator received a booklet “Jujutsu Kaisen # 0.5 Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School” by paying their entry. 5 million booklets will be distributed while stocks last. So many good reasons for the film to rank among the best over time.