Japan Box Office: Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Stays at No.1 for Five Consecutive Weeks

"Healin' Good PreCure" film has reached the 400 million yen mark



Toei has announced that Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time earned 265,203,150 yen (2.42 million USD) on 160,807 admissions in its fifth weekend of April 10-11. It was 17 percent down from the previous weekend's result, but the film has still held the top spot in Japan's box office for five consecutive weeks since its release on March 8. The previous third installment of the Rebuild of Evangelion film series, Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, stayed at No.1 only for two weeks in November 2012. 


In total, the 155-minute film has sold 4,848,041 tickets and grossed 7,426,243,700 yen (67.7 million USD) from its 35-day domestic run so far, and has already become the top-grossing film in the 25-year-old Evangelion anime franchise and the 29th top-grossing Japanese film of all-time.


At the stage greeting event held in Tokyo on April 11, the film's general director Hideaki Anno said that he hoped the film would make more than Shin Godzilla's box office record of 8.25 billion yen to reach the highest record of any film he had worked on, and even exceed 10 billion yen. Based on the current pace, it may be possible to make  his first wish come true, but his second one might be difficult.



While dropping two positions to fourth in its 26th weekend, the cumulative box office gross of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train has reached 39.6 billion yen (361 million USD) with 28.69 million ticket sales. Only 400 million yen is needed to reach the historic 40 billion yen milestone, and it is expected to be achieved by the end of this month.



Eiga Healin' Good PreCure Yume no Machi de Kyun! tto GoGo! Daihenshin!!, the 28th feature film in the PreCure franchise, ranked ninth in its fourth weekend, bringing its total to 400 million yen (3.65 million USD). And the third chapter of the six-part OVA series Girls und Panzer das Finale disappeared from the top 10 in its third weekend. 




 Weekend box office in Japan (April 10-11, 2021)

 (ticket sales basis)


 1 (1). "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time" - 7.42 billion yen

 2 (4). "Signal: Long-Term Unsolved Case Investigation Team: The Movie"

 3 (3). "Monster Hunter" - 990 million yen

 4 (2). "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train" - 39.6 billion yen

 5 (5). "Okusama wa Toriatsukai Chuui" - 990 million yen

 6 (6). "Damasie no Kiba" - 490 million yen

 7 (7). "Tom and Jerry" - 700 million yen

 8 (9). "Hanataba mitai na Koi wo Shita" - 3.6 billion yen

 9 (8). "Eiga Healin' Good PreCure Yume no Machi de Kyun! tto GoGo! Daihenshin!!" - 400 million yen

 10 (new). "21 Bridges"




Source: Eiga.com, Pixiin, Oricon News 1, 2




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