Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 Reaches 4.9 Billion Yen After 14 Days


Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 Reaches 4.9 Billion Yen After 14 Days

Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0: Thrice Upon A Time (Shin Evangelion Gekijō-ban: ||), the tetralogy's latest film has sold 3.22 million tickets for a total value of 4.9 billion yen in its first 14 days. Film still ranked number one in the Japanese Box Office at the end of its second week.

Over the weekend, the film made 679,390,200 yen and sold 423,398 tickets. Film has made 48.8% more yen and sold 36.0% more tickets than the previous film in its first 14 days. Previous films in the series made a total of 5.3 billion yen.

It sold 33.6% more tickets and earned 45.1% more than the previous Evangelion film for its first seven days each.

Film has also broken the record for opening IMAX shows in Japan. Deadline reports that tickets hit sales of 740,000 USD. Films also actually account for 10% of IMAX views of their total views, reaching 1-2% on their opening day.

MX4D, and 4DX playback of the film also starts on Monday along with regular screenings. Staff has postponed the film from January 23 to March 8, after considering the new emergency situation announced in four prefectures in Japan on January 8, and later extended to a total of 11 prefectures.

Film was considered to have received an early delay due to concerns over the escalation of COVID-19 cases) and its spread inside and outside Japan. Film was originally scheduled to open in Japan on June 27, 2020. Hikaru Utada returned to perform the theme song One Last Kiss for the film.

Khara Studio has shown 10 minutes of film at the Japan Expo in Paris, Anime Expo in Los Angeles, Shanghai, and 6 locations in Japan.

Khara, Hideaki Anno's studio, confirmed in April 2017 that the next Shin Evangelion project is in production. Khara's official website also revealed in April 2017 that the studio was recruiting animators, modelers, technical staff, systems engineers and production managers. Tatsuya Kushida, film art director, revealed the storyboards for the final film in July 2017.

Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 Reaches 4.9 Billion Yen After 14 Days

The first Evangelion film was announced in 2012 with the title Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: ||, or Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0.

The first three films, Evangelion: 1.0 You Are [Not] Alone, Evangelion: 2.0 You Can [Not] Advance, and Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, have aired in 2007, 2009, and 2012 respectively.


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