The 'final' Evangelion film has exceeded a total of 10.15 billion yen
With only three more days left in a majority of theaters in Japan, it was reported today that the "final" Evangelion film, Evangelion 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon a Time, has reached the 35th spot of the highest-grossing films in Japan of all time with more than 10.15 billion yen (US$91.21 million) grossed at the Japanese box office.
That's 150 million yen (US$1.36 million) made since numbers were last released 5 days ago when Evangelion 3.0+1.0 reached the milestone of 10 billion yen – a blockbuster number in Japan. The 10.15 billion yen (US$91.21 million) grossed was on the back of 6.64 million tickets sold, making it the 35th highest-grossing film in Japan, between Bayside Shakedown, now at 36th, and Lord of the Rings: Return of the King at 34th place.
Evangelion 3.0+1.0 is set to leave most Japanese theaters on Wednesday, so its current position on both the all-time Japanese box office chart and the all-time anime film chart in Japan (where it sits at 9th overall), will likely be where Evangelion stays – which is great for the final outing of the franchise.
Evangelion 3.0+1.0 finally opened in Japan after being delayed twice due to the coronavirus pandemic on March 8, breaking franchise records on the first day and eventually becoming the highest-grossing film in the franchise in Japan in less than a month, then the highest-grossing worldwide in 35 days, and finally the 9th highest-grossing anime film in Japan of all-time. It is the longest film in the franchise (not including compilations or special screenings). An updated version of the film, Evangelion 3.0+1.01, was released in Japanese theaters on June 12. The film streams internationally on Amazon Prime Video on August 13 in English subbed and dubbed formats.
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.