Jujutsu Kaisen 0 has made more than 2.6 billion yen (~US$22.7 million) at the Japanese box office since its debut on December 24. The news comes from the Jujutsu Kaisen Twitter page, which also shared that more than 1.9 million moviegoers have watched the movie within its first three days in theaters.
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is based on the manga by Gege Akutami, which was first serialized in Jump GIGA in 2017 for four volumes under a different title and later published as a single volume manga in November 2018. It is a prequel to Akutami’s main Jujutsu Kaisen series, which began in March 2018 and received an anime adaptation in 2020. Both fall under the Jump Comics label.
VIZ Media describes the story as:
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?
The staff includes Sunghoo Park as director, Hiroshi Seko as scriptwriter, Tadashi Hiramatsu as character designer, Yui Umemoto as assistant director, Chikako Kamata as color designer, and Teppei Itou as photography director. Other staff include Junichi Higashi (Fairy Gone) as art director and Hiroaki Tsutsumi, Yoshimasa Terui, and Alisa Okehazama as music composers. Aside from Higashi, all had previously worked on the Jujutsu Kaisen series. MAPPA is the animation production company.
Meanwhile, the cast includes Megumi Ogata as Yuuta Okkotsu, Mikako Komatsu as Maki Zenin, Kouki Uchiyama as Toge Inumaki, Tomokazu Seki as Panda, Yuuichi Nakamura as Satoru Gojo, and Takahiro Sakurai as Suguru Geto.
Source: Jujutsu Kaisen Twitter