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

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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:47 am

Eva has to only make 385 million more yen to equal Shin Godzilla as Anno's biggest film.
It's holding well so that should happen buuuuuuuut Tokyo is requesting another lockdown so Covid doesn't become a major factor over the upcoming holiday Golden Week so we'll have to see.
https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/japan-mulls-state-emergency-tokyo-osaka-covid-19-cases-surge-media-2021-04-21/

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Postby GhostlyOcam » Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:33 am

Oof, instead of limiting operational time to 8:00PM, movie theaters will be completely closed during the emergency period. That's gonna be a MAJOR blow to new releases like Detective Conan since it usually thrives in Golden Week.
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Postby Joseki » Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:35 am

Damn Detective Conan got rekt hard, the next movie will open in the summer and I'm sure there will be a bit of fatigue by then with the 2 movies being so close to each other. Shin overall didn't have it so bad.

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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:07 am

I'm curious what this closure - all theaters closed from April 25 to May 11 with a possible extension to lockdown - does for the international release of the film. Arguments could be made this will either expedite getting the film out in other parts of the world OR slow things down.

Khara & the team were smart to get Eva out when they did. They had five weeks to soar without competition. Even without a pandemic mucking things up very few movies are lucky to have that.

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Postby FullMetalBiscuit » Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:46 am

Well going by the likes of Demon Slayer and Fate/Stay Night Heaven's Feel III we can expect absolutely no change in the usual pattern of release.

On a slightly positive note, the new Gundam film is having it's BD released the same day it comes out in theatres, which is something new to see...provided it doesn't get delayed again. Which now it probably will.

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Postby hui43210 » Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:41 am

View Original PostFullMetalBiscuit wrote:On a slightly positive note, the new Gundam film is having it's BD released the same day it comes out in theatres, which is something new to see...provided it doesn't get delayed again. Which now it probably will.


I imagine that the theatrical release will for sure be delayed now. Sadly, I can see them delaying the BD release too, but we will see.

As for Eva's release in West, probably doesn't have any effect one way or the other. But I've been wrong many times over the past year in this matter, so who knows.
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Postby GhostlyOcam » Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:55 am

Since the Blu-ray is an on-site exclusive instead of a regular release (meaning it's only sold on theaters), it's definitely getting delayed too. Doraemon also had a bad case of burnout last year with two films being released five months apart (New Nobita's Dinosaur on August, Stand By Me 2 on December) and both severely underperformed.
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Postby Joseki » Fri Apr 23, 2021 1:42 pm

View Original PostGendo'sPapa wrote:I'm curious what this closure - all theaters closed from April 25 to May 11 with a possible extension to lockdown - does for the international release of the film. Arguments could be made this will either expedite getting the film out in other parts of the world OR slow things down.


I expect this to change absolutely nothing one way or the other for international fans.

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Postby pwhodges » Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:19 pm

View Original PostJoseki wrote:I expect this to change absolutely nothing one way or the other for international fans.

We already knew nothing substantive; now we will still know nothing.
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Postby GhostlyOcam » Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:57 am

8 billion yen milestone crossed exactly on its 50th day of release! :penpen_bravo:

As yet another lockdown hits Tokyo and Osaka regions over the Golden Week and perhaps beyond, the final BO forecast is once again lowered from 9 to 8.5 billion yen, but it's still a smash hit all things considered.
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Postby Bloodtypeblue » Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:36 am

Congrats. Hope it reaches 10 billion yen ^_^

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Postby Joseki » Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:34 am

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As expected there was a bigger drop this week because of some theaters closing down

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Postby GhostlyOcam » Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:20 pm

On a brighter note, Shin Eva is coming back on IMAX and 4DX theaters in several areas not affected with the lockdown from Golden Week, seems like the demand for both premium formats are still high to the point of reviving them for extra holiday numbers considering Detective Conan and the new Rurouni Kenshin film are currently playing too.
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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:47 am

Fun Box Office Facts:

1. It won't last but for the moment BoxOfficeMojo has Evangelion 3.0+1.0 among the Top 10 Highest Grossing Films Worldwide released in 2021.
https://www.boxofficemojo.com/year/world/?ref_=bo_nb_tt_tab

2. The Demon Slayer film is now, or will be in the next 24 to 48 hours, the highest grossing film worldwide that was released in 2020.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2021/04/30/box-office-demon-slayer--races-past-dragon-ball-super/?sh=9f6d5027908d

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Postby Xenoblade » Sun May 02, 2021 1:51 pm

View Original PostGendo'sPapa wrote:Fun Box Office Facts:

1. It won't last but for the moment BoxOfficeMojo has Evangelion 3.0+1.0 among the Top 10 Highest Grossing Films Worldwide released in 2021.
https://www.boxofficemojo.com/year/world/?ref_=bo_nb_tt_tab


This is cool as hell, even though it's because of circumstances relating to the pandemic.
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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Mon May 03, 2021 9:31 am

As of close of day yesterday (in Japan), Evangelion 3.0+1.0 had made a total of 8.23 billion yen in Japan.
Shin Godzilla finished it's theatrical run in Japan with a total of 8.25 billion yen.

So after today Hideaki Anno will have a new highest grossing film.

The film is also doing remarkably well during the Golden Week holidays despite some areas still being in lockdown. It's selling four times as many tickets now as it did the week prior. It'll be a struggle but maybe 10 billion is a possibility.


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Postby GhostlyOcam » Tue May 04, 2021 8:19 am

With 8.27 billion yen, it has officially surpassed Shin Godzilla as the highest-grossing film in his career yet! :penpen_bravo:

The film also continues to perform well even during weekdays thanks to the revived IMAX/4DX screenings on Golden Week holidays. While 10 billion yen is possible (and I sincerely hope so), I think 9-9.5 billion yen is the safest bet for now.

However, back when they announced the film is leaving premium screens earlier in April, there was a considerable BO numbers jump as fans were coming back to see it, I'm sure the same will happen once they announced the date of the film leaving the big screen, anything is possible!
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Postby Bloodtypeblue » Tue May 04, 2021 9:49 am

It has exceeded shin Godzilla and they might increase the screening after 7th.


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Postby Archer » Tue May 04, 2021 11:21 am

View Original PostBloodtypeblue wrote:It has exceeded shin Godzilla and they might increase the screening after 7th.


While it doesn’t show much of substance, the screenshot in that tweet is technically a spoiler, right?

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Postby Joseki » Tue May 04, 2021 12:33 pm

Yes that is indeed considered a spoiler by the rules as it is from a trailer released after March 8.


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