Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time Is the Franchise’s Highest-Grossing Film

Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time made its cinematic debut in Japan on March 8 and has grossed a total of ¥6.07 billion ($55 million USD) in only 21 days, officially outgrossing the lifetime box office of its predecessor Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo. The latter film has a lifetime gross of ¥5.3 billion, which includes the re-release numbers. This makes Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 is the highest-grossing film of the entire Evangelion film franchise.

After being delayed twice in Japan due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Oricon, part of what helped Evangelion 3.0+1.0 succeed at the Japanese box office was the release of the film on premium formats. This included a premiere on IMAX and 4DX, which made the new film stand out from its predecessor. That movie only got a standard release in 2012.

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Given the soaring box office numbers in just under a month, Evangelion 3.0+1.0 is predicted to outgross the worldwide total of Evangelion 3.0 in Japan alone. It is unknown at this time when Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time will be released internationally.

Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time is written by Hideaki Anno and produced by Studio Khara. It stars Megumi Ogata, Yūko Miyamura, Megumi Hayashibara, Fumihiko Tachiki and Ryunosuke Kamiki. It is distributed by Toho.

Source: Oricon via Crunchyroll

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