Evangelion 3.0+1.0 Stays on Top as Highest-Earning Film in Series
Ever since the new Evangelion movie first hit theaters in Japan on March 8, it's been pulling in impressive numbers. In its fourth weekend, Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time managed to stay in the number one spot, earning an additional 320,547,250 yen (about US$2.9 million) to add up to a 6,898,613,200 yen (US$62.4 million) total. It's officially the highest-earning film in the entire Evangelion series, and it doesn't show any signs of stopping yet.
For comparison, the previous film—Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo—scored 5.3 billion yen back when it was in theaters.
Amazingly, the record-breaking Demon Slayer: Mugen Train movie is still alive and well in theaters, too. It jumped up from number three to number two in its 25th weekend on the big screen, earning another 237,102,600 yen (US$2.15 million) for a box office increase of 39 percent over the previous weekend. If that one keeps adding to its already colossal total, it's going to remain the top movie in Japanese box office history for the foreseeable future.
We just have to wait until April 23 to check out the Demon Slayer movie in North America. Hopefully the final Evangelion film follows suit and doesn't keep us waiting too long!