Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: March 15, 2021 at 12:28 PM PHT (GMT+8)
The official Twitter of animation production studio Khara revealed on Monday that the final Evangelion anime film titled "Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 Thrice Upon a Time" has exceeded a box office sales of 3.3 billion yen in just 7 days after the film opened in Japanese theaters on March 8.
From March 8 to March 15, the film was spectated by 2,194,533 people accounting to a total box office sales of ¥3,338,422,400. Over half of the sales amounting to ¥1,175,445,400 were from the weekend viewing from March 13 to March 14 which attracted over 760,000 people.
The film was originally scheduled to premiere on June 27, 2020 but was moved to 2021 due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. It was then announced that the film was scheduled to open in theaters on January 23, 2021 but was again postponed for the second time due to the state of emergency declared in Japan in response to the increasing number of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) infection across the country. The film was then opened on March 8.
Studio Khara is animating the film with Hideaki Anno serving as the film director as well as writing the scripts. The film is the fourth and final film in the Rebuild of Evangelion tetralogy, based on the anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion.