Shin Evangelion beats franchise record for the first day at the box office

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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:23 pm

They could always release another booklet for the last week/last weekend of the release, or be hiding 3.01+1.01 (or some other number combination) up their sleeves. I'm not so cynical as to think they'll keep stretching this release out forever, but I'm also not so optimistic as to think this is the end and they'll let the series rest before gearing up for a home release.

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Postby GhostlyOcam » Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:14 pm

On sentimental standpoint, it'd be nice if this is truly the film's Last Run on theaters but if you're a film distributor and see your 3-months old film still makes more or less half the numbers of what the #1 film that just came out that weekend made (365 million yen for Gundam vs 265 million yen for Eva), you'd definitely want it to stay on as many screens as possible for the time being.

Seems like it won't slow down on weekdays, theaters are still packed.
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Postby xenosaga » Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:26 am

over 9 billion.
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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:02 am

xenosaga wrote:over 9 billion.


Vegeta 'Over 9,000' meme


In other fun news: While there has been zero official news on Eva's international release so far, GKids just announced today they have acquired the rights to Mamoru Hosoda's Belle which doesn't come out in Japan until next month. GKids plans to have the film, subbed and dubbed, in theaters sometime this winter to be acceptable for the Academy Awards. Strange world.... Hopefully Eva news is soon. Maybe if they hit 10 bill they'll make the announcement.

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Postby hui43210 » Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:32 am

View Original PostGendo'sPapa wrote:
View Original Postxenosaga wrote:over 9 billion.


Vegeta 'Over 9,000' meme


In other fun news: While there has been zero official news on Eva's international release so far, GKids just announced today they have acquired the rights to Mamoru Hosoda's Belle which doesn't come out in Japan until next month. GKids plans to have the film, subbed and dubbed, in theaters sometime this winter to be acceptable for the Academy Awards. Strange world.... Hopefully Eva news is soon. Maybe if they hit 10 bill they'll make the announcement.



Hmm yeah that definitely makes me wonder why they haven't said anything in regards to an international release for Eva by now. I really do think they are holding on for Anime Expo, but I'm curious what form the release will take.
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Postby UrsusArctos » Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:51 am

View Original Postxenosaga wrote:over 9 billion.


Is this confirmed? I can't wait to make a news post with "IT'S OVER 9 BILLION!!!" (or "IT'S OVER 9000 MILLION!!!", lol) announcing this.
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Postby Konja7 » Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:02 am

Yeah. It seems to be confirmed:


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Postby xenosaga » Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:03 pm

View Original PostUrsusArctos wrote:
View Original Postxenosaga#924666 wrote:over 9 billion.


Is this confirmed? I can't wait to make a news post with "IT'S OVER 9 BILLION!!!" (or "IT'S OVER 9000 MILLION!!!", lol) announcing this.

Yeah it's in the post above....
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Postby BernardoCairo » Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:58 pm

"Over 9 billion!? There must be some kind of mistake!"

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Postby GhostlyOcam » Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:12 pm

It's official now, 9 billion yen exactly on its 100th day since release!
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Postby xenosaga » Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:48 am

I really hope they can reach 10 billion. Anno seemed like he really wanted it.
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Postby GhostlyOcam » Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:45 am

"The First Ever 10 Billion Yen SF Anime Movie" is unquestionably very tempting especially when this is probably the only chance they could do that, it's good for Khara's publicity, among other things. Regardless of whether one thinks the new booklet and 3.0+1.01 version are mere cashgrab gimmicks, they played the game well.

FYI around 200.000 booklet are sold on Saturday and Sunday, which means there's still 800.000 copies left.
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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:46 am

Early in the week and already up to about 9.1 billion. And it overtook "The Lord of the Rings" (which one, I dunno) to be the 55th highest grossing film at the Japanese box office ever. I can't find an English list of the Top 100 highest grossing ever list in Japan but Wikipedia has a list of all the films that have made over 10 billion - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highest-grossing_films_in_Japan - and if Eva can do that it will comfortably be somewhere in the Top 50 highest grossing films of all time. (Image is okay, I checked cause I know I've seen - avoided the post release videos - and it's from one of the pre-release trailers)



And looks like 3.0+1.01 is doing so well that some theaters that had it scheduled for only a week in IMAX are now extending their run.



Translation: Cinema Sunshine Tsuchiura, Yamatokoriyama, and Kinuyama, which had been screened for a week only, will continue to screen Shineva (IMAX) after the 18th!
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Postby GhostlyOcam » Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:53 am

^ It's the The Fellowship of the Rings, it's simply titled 『ロード・オブ・ザ・リング』in Japan although the next two films retain their subtitles translated in Japanese.
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Postby Kendrix » Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:54 pm

lol that tweet looks like Rei is all surprised about the box office numbers
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Postby mastafishere » Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:24 pm

View Original PostKendrix wrote:lol that tweet looks like Rei is all surprised about the box office numbers


She's like "Damn, I knew they were talking about 10 billion yen but I didn't think we'd actually be able to do it!"

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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:34 am

Up to 9.15 billion. So about 50 million a day since the work week started. If it keeps this rate up the film might be at 9.25 by the start of the weekend. Also for fun's sake it's doing over 1,000% more than the same time last week.

(Pretty sure this image is in the trailers. I know I've seen it before)

Mari is very happy about the ticket sales.


Only 884 million to go for it to reach 10 billion. It's going to be tough but I think on Monday we'll know whether 10 billion is happening or not.

(And if the answer is Not then I'm predicting Evangelion 3.03+1.01 will be on the fast track. Lol[/i])

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Postby xenosaga » Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:19 am



9.195 billion, still keeping over 1,000%
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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:05 am

Up to 9.23 billion. Evangelion 3.0+1.0 is now apparently the biggest moneymaker that Toei has ever had a hand in distributing.


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Postby GhostlyOcam » Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:15 am

The number of seats are already decreased by around 30.000 but it's still performing as good as yesterday. This thing is scary lol
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