My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission Tops $10 Million at US Box Office

My Hero Academia: World Heroes' Mission has earned more than $10 million USD during its run in theaters in the United States.

Funimation announced that the third and latest MHA movie continues to outperform its predecessors in a post to the company's official blog. The film opened in second place on Oct. 29, pulling in an estimated $2,885,252 on its opening day, putting it ahead of the second film in the series, My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising which opened with a total of $2,583,834. Despite strong competition from big budget live-action movies such as Dennis Villenueve's Dune and the No Time to Die, the latest James Bond movie, the movie has now become only the 11th anime movie in history to clear $10 million USD at the United States box office during its theatrical run. The previous ten anime movies to top that milestone include the most recent Dragon Ball movie, Dragon Ball Super: Broly, the first Pokémon movie, Mewtwo Strikes Back, and of course, 2020's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba - Mugen Train, which is the highest grossing anime movie of all time.

World Heroes' Mission opened in Japan over the summer, where it earned the equivalent of nearly $30 million USD during its theatrical run in the country. Despite being released during a COVID-19 related state of emergency, the movie still managed to earn nearly double what Heroes Rising pulled in 2019. The movie is now the highest grossing film in the franchise's history.

Theater-goers who saw World Heroes' Mission in Japan or during its opening weekend in other territories were treated to a limited-edition booklet that featured an exclusive chapter of the manga, concept art, behind-the-scenes info and interviews with the movie's cast and crew, including series creator Kohei Horikoshi, who wrote the story for this movie himself.

The movie is set in the middle of the anime's fifth season, and sees the Endeavor internship trip of Deku, Bakugo and Todoroki on the run from the law after Deku is blamed for a violent attack that results in the deaths of countless innocent people. While they go on an international journey to dodge the authorities and unravel the conspiracy behind Deku's set-up, they run into new heroes from around the world, including Rody Soul, a charismatic con-man with a unique Quirk. The trio of heroes-in-training are eventually forced to confront a dangerous cult that wants to stop humanity's use of superpower granting Quirks.

My Hero Academia: World Heroes' Mission is currently playing in theaters in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia and South America. The anime TV series is available for streaming through Netflix, Hulu, Crunchyroll and Funimation.

Source: Funimation

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