Updated on July 13, 8:39 p.m. (GMT+8): Improved relevancy.

Jujutsu Kaisen 0’s US opening proved to be a resounding success.

The film made more than US$17.6 million during its opening weekend on March 18, 2022, according to box office authority Exhibitor Relations Co. It was shown in over 2,300 theaters nationwide in English dubbed and subbed releases, distributed by Crunchyroll, in association with Funimation.

Notably, the anime film has earned a spot on the list of the highest grossing anime films of all time in the United States.

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 USA sales soar to US$34 million, becoming the 5th highest grossing anime movie in the US

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is the fifth highest grossing anime movie of all time in the USA with an estimated US$34.5 million in earnings. Initially holding the fourth spot, it was later surpassed by Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero in the same year, 2022, with a US$38.1 million gross.

The movie is based on Gege Akutami’s Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 0 manga, a four-chapter series that introduces readers to its expansive universe. It follows Yuta Okkotsu, a high-school student who is haunted by the cursed spirit of his childhood friend, Rika Orimoto.

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 characters from the movie
Credit: MAPPA, ONE Esports

With its powerhouse cast of Japanese voice actors and flawless animation by MAPPA, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is a highly-recommended anime movie. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can read our JJK 0 spoiler-free review.

Currently, JJK 0 is the 9th highest-grossing anime film worldwide with US$196.2 million gross earnings.

The 5 highest grossing anime films in the United States

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie poster
Credit: MAPPA

Pokemon: The Movie 2000’s US$43.7 million revenue makes it the third highest-grossing movie of all time. In second place is Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train which grossed a total of US$49.5 million since its release in 2020.

Pokemon The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back is the highest grossing anime movie in the US, which made over US$85.7 million at the box office.

1Pokemon The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes BackUS$85.7 million1999
2Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen TrainUS$49.5 million2020
3Pokemon: The Movie 2000US$43.7 million2000
4Dragon Ball Super: Super HeroUS$38.1 million2022
5Jujutsu Kaisen 0US$34.5 million2022

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