The movie is up to 9.788 billion.
If there isn't a major drop off it may reach 9.8 billion within the next 24 hours.
At that point it will surpass the odious "The Adventures of Milo & Otis
" to become the 38th highest grossing film of all time at the Japanese box office.
With 13 days to go before the theatrical run officially ends will it be able to make the last 212 million?
It's gonna be tough.
At this point reaching 10 billion is all about the cast/crew greeting on July 11th with Anno and if they have any final goodies planned for those last 10 days of screening.
And with the government intending to announce a 4th Covid-19 state of emergency in Tokyo within the next few days I don't know.... (though it's great to hear vaccinations are speeding up and at least 1/4th of the popular is fully vaccinated now
I'm beginning to think/expect if they don't make it that when the film is ready to be released on discs they'll do a short theatrical run of the disc cut - see Evangelion 3.33+1.11 in theaters
- to say that the film did make over 10 billion in theaters.