Jujutsu Kaisen makes history again as the film dethrones Stand By Me Doraemon to become the 7th most successful anime film worldwide.
According to the Numbers website, Jujutsu Kaisen film has grossed US$183,249,667 worldwide, but this figure does not include Germany’s box office earning of US$2,574,760. The combined box office earning of US$185,824,427 puts Jujutsu Kaisen film above Stand by me Doraemon who had worldwide earnings of US$183,442,714.
Currently, only 6 more anime films have earned more than Jujutsu Kaisen 0. Demon Slayer Mugen Train is the highest earning anime film, followed by 3 Hayao Miyazaki films (Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo). The 4th and 5th highest earning film spot is taken by Makoto Shinkai’s Weathering With You, and Your Name.
Top 8 most earning anime films worldwide:
- Demon Slayer Mugen Train
- Spirited Away
- Howl’s Moving Castle
- Your Name
- Weathering With You
- Jujutsu Kaisen 0
- Stand by me Doraemon
Gege Akutami started Jujutsu Kaisen manga series in March 2018, in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. However, this movie is based on a 1-shot manga, which was published in April 2017 in Shueisha’s Jump Giga magazine. Mappa studio has confirmed that season 2 of Jujutsu Kaisen will be released in 2023.
Viz describes the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 manga as follows:
Yuta Okkotsu is a nervous high school student who is suffering from a serious problem—his childhood friend Rika has turned into a Curse and won’t leave him alone. Since Rika is no ordinary Curse, his plight is noticed by Satoru Gojo, a teacher at Jujutsu High, a school where fledgling exorcists learn how to combat Curses. Gojo convinces Yuta to enroll, but can he learn enough in time to confront the Curse that haunts him?