Entertainment info web page Deadline reported on Thursday that the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 anime film earned about US$2.88 million on the North American area office from preview screenings in 2,003 theaters on Thursday.

The film opened with English subtitles and with an English dub inside the U.S. and Canada on Friday.

The film has purchased a whole of 9.07 million tickets for over 12.7 billion yen (about US$107 million) as a result of it opened on December 24, and is presently the twenty first highest-grossing film in Japan of all time, surpassing Disney’s Aladdin and Hayao Miyazaki‘s The Wind Rises.

The film is now the #1 highest-earning film on the Japanese area office from the 2021 calendar yr, after surpassing Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time, according to the Mainichi Shimbun paper’s Mantan Web.

The film earned 2,694,128,150 yen (about US$23.5 million) in its first three days, and topped the sector office chart for its opening weekend. The film moreover has IMAX, 4D, and Dolby Cinema screenings. The movie opened in theaters in France, Belgium, and Luxembourg on March 16, and it will open in Germany, Austria, Switzerland on March 29.

The film relies on Gege Akutami‘s Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Tokyo Toritsu Jujutsu Kōtō Senmon Gakkō (Jujutsu Kaisen 0: Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School) manga prequel story, with MAPPA animating as soon as extra and TOHO distributing. Viz Media launched the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 manga in January 2021, and it describes the story:

Yuta Okkotsu is a nervous highschool pupil who’s struggling from a major difficulty—his childhood buddy Rika has was a Curse and won’t depart him alone. Since Rika is not any weird Curse, his plight is noticed by Satoru Gojo, a teacher at Jujutsu High, a college the place fledgling exorcists study to struggle Curses. Gojo convinces Yuta to enroll, nonetheless can he be taught adequate in time to confront the Curse that haunts him?

Megumi Ogata voiced the first character Yuta Okkotsu, and Kana Hanazawa voiced the character Rika Orimoto.

Source: Deadline (Anthony D’Alessandro)