JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 Earns 10 Billion Yen to Become Highest-Grossing Film of 2021 in Japan

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Forty-five days and 7,603,732 attendees later, JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 is officially the highest-grossing film of 2021 in Japan, with a running total of 10.46 billion yen (U.S. $90.7 million), overtaking Evangelion 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon a Time‘s 10.23 billion!

The film premiered on December 24, topping off a fantastic year in which anime dominated the Japanese box office, with Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet and BELLE rounding out the top four highest-earning films of the year. 

It’s also a big win for voice actress Megumi Ogata, who played Shinji Ikari and Yuta Okkotsu, the main protagonists of Evangelion 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon a Time and JUJUTSU KAISEN 0.

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Crunchyroll, who simulcast the anime’s first season, recently revealed that JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 will be released across 1,500 theaters in the United States and Canada from March 18 (including IMAX® in the U.S.), with tickets set to go on sale on February 25.

The much-anticipated prequel film will arrive in the U.K., Ireland, France, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Netherlands, French-speaking Africa and Latin America and additional territories at a later date.

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Source: Oricon, Eiga.com