Apparently 3.0 is so far the most successful Eva movie yet, so probably not that.
Interesting. Heard an early report that said the oppisate, but really until I see the actual reports and figures, I can't be sure.
The question is how will it wrap up. Not sure if this is true, may just be a net rumor, but I heard an intersting thing about The Empire Strikes Back. When it first came out the movie was not as well liked as the first Star Wars. This was due to negative reaction to the ending. Of course now it's the best regareded of the Star Wars movies. It's felt to have the best ending. But would it be regarded so well without Return Of The Jedi following it, building from it's ending? Would it have been satisfactory if that was how the story ended, no followup?
Course the opening for 4.0 could be Shinji waking up in a hospital room. 3.0 was a dream. Then we get all the stuff from the original 3.0 trailer. It would be the ultimate troll by Anno.
I'm not sure what I feel about Eva anymore, but I'm pretty sure I don't actually enjoy the series anymore.