Evangelion 3.0+1.0 Almost Breaks 10 Billion Yen Milestone

Already the most successful movie in the franchise, Evangelion 3.o+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time is on the cusp of breaking the 10-billion yen mark that only eight over anime films in history have managed to surpass.

The official Evangelion Twitter account revealed that Evangelion 3.0+1.0 has earned 9.99 billion yen (about $91 million USD) in total during its run in Japanese theaters, which began in March. The finale of the Rebuild of Evangelion series will leave theaters in Japan on July 21, which means that the movie still has about a week left to cross the 10 billion yen milestone. Evangelion 3.0+1.0 is already on the list of Japan's top 50 highest grossing films of all time, and if it manages to cross the 10 billion yen mark, it will become only the ninth anime movie to do so, following 2020's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba The Movie - Mugen Train.  The final Evangelion movie has already vastly outperformed each of the previous three movies in the series, which earned approximately 12 billion yen combined.

The movie received a resurgence in ticket sales in June when it was announced that a number of scenes had been reanimated, and the film's title was updated to Evangelion 3.0+1.01. This revised edition of the film is the version that will be released internationally as an Amazon Prime Video exclusive. The previous three Evangelion films will also stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in most territories.

Evangelion 3.0+1.0 is the fourth movie in the Rebuild of Evangelion film series, which, depending on your interpretation of the franchise's timeline, can serve as either a remake or a continuation of the story that began in the critically acclaimed Neon Genesis Evangelion anime TV series that first began in 1995. The series was created and directed by Hideaki Anno, who says that Evangelion 3.0+1.0 will be his final work in the franchise.

Source: Twitter, via Crunchyroll

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