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

Discussion of the new series of Evangelion movies ( "Evangelion Shin Gekijōban", meaning "Evangelion: New Theatrical Edition"). The final instalment made its debut in Japan on March 8, 2021.

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Postby mastafishere » Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:01 am

View Original PostFullMetalBiscuit wrote:
Not to be a downer, but I doubt it matters to the low paid animators how much money the film makes. May be Evangelion, but it's still plagued by the same issues as the rest of the industry. Of course we don't really know what it's like working at Khara, but if I recall the job postings from around 4 years ago weren't exactly lucrative.


Isn’t Anno kind of known for taking care of his artists?

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Postby GhostlyOcam » Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:07 am

This'd fit better for another topic, but there was a now-deleted interview from 2019 with Sejoon Kim (one of the film's animation directors) and what he said about working with Khara is that it definitely is tough, but no tougher than anywhere else and pays better with more or less the same workload because he thinks Anno knows how it feels to work under poor management from Gainax, so who knows.

There's also the fact many recruitees from 10 years ago (3.0's production) are still staying and now on higher positions like Yusuke Matsui who went from being a CG Animator in 3.0 to CG Animation Director in 3.0+1.0 and Shuichi Iseki who was an in-betweener back in 3.0 to animation director in 3.0+1.0, so there's a sense of progression for the employees. Rebuild also doesn't have a production committee so Khara is in full control of licensing rights and by that, the revenue goes directly to them too. That's how they've been sustaining themselves for 15 years.
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Postby FullMetalBiscuit » Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:18 am

View Original Postmastafishere wrote:Isn’t Anno kind of known for taking care of his artists?


I wouldn't be surprised if he was, but given that it is the anime industry I also wouldn't be surprised if things weren't great. Even better than the standard probably isn't great.

Regardless, it is good that the film has hit the goal. I'm just always suspicious of the anime industry given it's track record.

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Postby hui43210 » Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:29 am

Congratulations! A month ago I thought this would be impossible, but they certainly played the marketing game correctly and pulled it off.
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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:27 pm

Nicely done, Khara. An impressive feat!
I guess this means we should anticipate the announcement of the short global theatrical run that will happen before the Amazon Prime release any day now, right?

.....right?

(I know it won't happen but allow me my dreams!)

Also, since the film is at 10.19 billion this means it leap frogged over Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Toy Story 4 & Bayside Shakedown: The Movie to become the 35th highest grossing film of all time in Japan and the 11th highest domestically made film release! With 9 days left will it rise any higher?

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Postby Archer » Sun Jul 11, 2021 2:03 pm

Well that was sooner than expected, wasn’t it.

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Postby baldur » Sun Jul 11, 2021 4:09 pm

Sooner than I expected for sure, but damn. Awesome feat.

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Postby WunderBah » Sun Jul 11, 2021 5:46 pm

Obligatory

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10 billion yen topped, incredible feat!

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Postby UrsusArctos » Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:09 pm

View Original PostGhostlyOcam wrote:Funnily, Eva is right below The Wind Rises (12.02 Billion Yen) which stars Anno as the voice of its main character. :lol:


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Postby xenosaga » Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:08 pm



officially 9.99 billion lol
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Postby GhostlyOcam » Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:13 pm

A day too early to celebrate and they really could've just round it up a bit :lol:

Still, I was thinking of 9.90 to 9.95 this week and have it cross 10 billion on either Saturday on Sunday but the stage greeting really did the trick.
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Postby UrsusArctos » Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:15 pm

View Original Postxenosaga wrote:


officially 9.99 billion lol


:lol:

But that means they're crossing that today. Heck, it's 1pm in Japan at the moment, so that extra 0.01 billion has very likely been crossed. We just need to hear from them tomorrow morning.
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Postby Kireek » Mon Jul 12, 2021 9:24 am

Update: Kogyo Tsushin's all-time ranking chart rounds box office numbers to the nearest 10 million yen. 9.997 billion yen rounds up to the nearest 10 million yen as "10 billion yen," even though the film has not actually reached that milestone as of Sunday.

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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Mon Jul 12, 2021 10:11 am

Ah, with the updated real numbers the movie drops from 35th highest of all time to 38th.

Hopefully it can get back to 35th before the end of the theatrical run.

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Postby GhostlyOcam » Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:36 am

There's a bit of a chatter in Khara regarding the box office number and what Anno says about 9.99 billion yen is that "It's a good number for Toei" because OF COURSE Hideaki Anno would say that, Toei Animation did produce Galaxy Express 999, that old nerd. :lol:
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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Mon Jul 12, 2021 1:27 pm

Wasn't me who edited it in but our boy broke into the List of Highest Grossing Films on Japan list on Wikipedia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highest-grossing_films_in_Japan

The Eigarankingnews twitter account is being a little more cautious in reporting numbers but they're saying the box office is now up to 100.10 billion. Which if true would make our little-film-that-could a tie for 35th place.

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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:10 pm

Excellent!
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Postby BernardoCairo » Mon Jul 12, 2021 8:41 pm

Hey, Vegeta! How much money has Shin Evangelion made so far?

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Postby GhostlyOcam » Mon Jul 12, 2021 10:12 pm

Aaaand there we go, officially a 10 Billion Yen film on its 127th day since release! :penpen_bravo:
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Postby UrsusArctos » Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:18 pm

Lol. It feels a tad anticlimactic after the initial estimates and associated celebration. I hope to see Khara put up a new movie poster or something else of the sort to mark this event!
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