JuJutsu Kaisen Film Has Already Broken A Japanese Box Office Record

Updated on January 7th, 2022

Jujutsu Kaisen movie 0, which released on Dec 24 in cinemas all across Japan is doing pretty well at the box office. According to earlier estimates, the film has accumulated 1.8 billion yen in the first 2 days of release.

Jujutsu Kaisen made 1.005 billion yen on the opening day, and 795 billion yen on the 2nd day. Still, these are early estimates, and the official number could be slightly different. The production committee will most likely released the official numbers on Monday.

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 now holds the record as the 2nd highest grossing film on the opening day at Japanese box office. Demon Slayer Mugen Train is still the highest grossing film, which made 1.2 billion yen on the opening day.

Will Jujutsu Kaisen Movie Surpass Demon Slayer Film In The Future?

Demon Slayer: Mugen Train film shattered box office records, becoming the highest earning Japanese film. The movie has accumulated more than 50 billion yen. So, Is it possible that Jujutsu Kaisen could beat Demon Slayer? Let’s analyze the numbers.

Manga Sales Before The Movie Release: Demon Slayer had sold 100 million manga copies while Jujutsu Kaisen had sold 60 million copies. In terms of no of volumes, Demon Slayer 22 volumes had sold 3.7 million, while Jujutsu Kaisen 17 volumes had sold 2.15 million.

So, In terms of manga sales, Demon Slayer is clearly the more popular franchise. But does that mean Jujutsu Kaisen doesn’t even have a chance to compete? I believe that Jujutsu Kaisen will go head to head with Demon Slayer film in profit for at least 1 week, but it would be a miracle if Jujutsu Kaisen movie 0 could replicate the success of demon slayer.

Another main difference between the 2 franchise is the audience. Jujutsu Kaisen franchise generally appeals to a younger audience, while Demon Slayer Mugen Train appealed to almost all the age groups. Even kids, parents, and elders went to watch the Mugen Train film.

There is no official release date for Jujutsu Kaisen 0 worldwide release. International fans could expect to see the film in theaters in 7 to 8 months. For further updates about the film, you can follow the official Twitter account of Jujutsu Kaisen franchise.

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