Japanese Anime ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0’ Opens to Sold Out Shows in India, Beats Bollywood Movies

Jujutsu Kaisen 0, one of the most anticipated Japanese anime films, finally premiered in Indian theaters. After a long wait, the film was released in Indian theaters on Thursday, June 30. The film is a popular prequel to the award-winning anime. Jujutsu Kaisen which was created at the end of December, around Christmas in Japan. The film turned out to be one of the biggest Japanese releases of all time.

As the film was recently released in India, a large chunk of audiences flocked to theaters to watch it, making it one of the biggest international openings.

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 box office collection Day 1

According to multiple box office reports, the Japanese film sold over 50,000 tickets during its pre-sales on its opening day. The blockbuster film raked in an estimated Rs 1.80 crores on its opening day in India. Although this collection is in line with its early bookings, the film is expected to earn a total of Rs 2 crores, which also includes its walk-in ticket sales.

The Japanese anime film has now surpassed current Bollywood releases in ticket sales. The film gives tough competition to Aditya Roy Kapur and Sanjana Sanghi star Rashtra Kavatch Om. The action thriller, which was made on a budget of Rs 40 crore, faces failure as it earned less than Rs 1 crore in its pre-sales.

The movie also topped R Madhavan’s highly anticipated big banner movie. Rocket: The Nambi Effect. The biopic has garnered around Rs 75 lakh in its presales. The film was written and directed by R Madhavan who also played the lead role in the film.

The film also quickly elevated the ranks of top-grossing animated films. The movie is now behind Makato Shinkai Grow old with you and your name as well as the blockbuster of 2020 Demon Slayer Mugen Train which tops the list.

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 box office collection in the United States and Canada

According to a report by Polygon, the film earned around 9.3 billion yen (nearly $81.8 million). As the film becomes a fan favorite, its makers are now ready to bring it to theaters across the United States of America and Canada. On January 25, Crunchyroll, the anime streaming platform, confirmed that the movie Jujutsu Kaisen 0 will premiere in US and Canadian theaters in March.

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