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NEWS: My Hero Academia: Two Heroes Film Earns US$5 Million in U.S.




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GoldCrusader



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:54 am Reply with quote
Amazing!

A great celebration of MHA with pure bombastic fun. Well deserved success.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:09 am Reply with quote
Is there a way to find out how much the English Dub did compared to the sub
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:33 am Reply with quote
AceLuffy4Ever wrote:
Is there a way to find out how much the English Dub did compared to the sub

Yes. If you look at the daily earnings on watch Mojo, you’ll see that it earned $947,636 on Tuesday Sept. 25 with the dub, as well as $719,876 on that Thursday, and $1,191,650 on Saturday, all dubbed.
For the sub, it earned $911,262 on Wednesday Sept. 26, and $1,004,659 on Tuesday Oct. 2.
So, I would say they are nearly equal.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:02 am Reply with quote
$5 million

Maybe this is the next big thing.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:29 am Reply with quote
Warner Brothers advertised and distributed Pokemon ($85 million, or about $155 million in today's money) as well as Yu-Gi-Yo. Then Disney distributed some Studio Ghibli films shortly after - not realizing that the "critically acclaimed Ghibli films had less commercial potential in America than shonen fighting and video game tie-in films - and after those and the subsequent Pokemon movies didn't make much money, the big studios and distributors lost interest.

Problem is that thanks to streaming, anime has grown and become more mainstream in America than in the nearly 20 years since they were mostly heavily-edited filler on kids' (or other marginalized) programming blocks like Adult Swim, Disney Anime hyper and WB Kids. With proper promotion and backing a lot of anime films could regularly earn $15-$25 million in the U.S., which is more than a lot of U.S.-made films make.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:59 am Reply with quote
j_plex wrote:
With proper promotion and backing a lot of anime films could regularly earn $15-$25 million in the U.S., which is more than a lot of U.S.-made films make.


Maybe. Maybe not. It's hard (dangerous) to extrapolate from MHA:TH because it's part of a huge currently airing franchise.

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Then Disney distributed some Studio Ghibli films shortly after - not realizing that the "critically acclaimed Ghibli films had less commercial potential in America than shonen fighting and video game tie-in films - and after those and the subsequent Pokemon movies didn't make much money, the big studios and distributors lost interest.


We've had Ghibli Fest (Ghibli movies on the big screen) two years in a row now. When I go to a store with an anime section, the Ghibli movies are (with very few exceptions) prominently featured. Almost all of the Ghibli movies have been re-released on Blu-Ray....

Pretty much none of this is true of "shonen fighting and video game tie-in films".
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AceLuffy4Ever



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:29 pm Reply with quote
LegitPancake wrote:
AceLuffy4Ever wrote:
Is there a way to find out how much the English Dub did compared to the sub

Yes. If you look at the daily earnings on watch Mojo, you’ll see that it earned $947,636 on Tuesday Sept. 25 with the dub, as well as $719,876 on that Thursday, and $1,191,650 on Saturday, all dubbed.
For the sub, it earned $911,262 on Wednesday Sept. 26, and $1,004,659 on Tuesday Oct. 2.
So, I would say they are nearly equal.


Wow those are great numbers for both sets of showing, now you would think this would clue Bandai Namco into dubbing the My Here video game smh
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ARC-1300



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:46 pm Reply with quote
Beatdigga wrote:
$5 million

Maybe this is the next big thing.


helps that it got such a good adaptation. even if season 1 was a bit shaky.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:56 am Reply with quote
$5 million at the box office.

A flop. As expected when it comes to anime films in the U.S.
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GoldCrusader



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:35 am Reply with quote
KabaKabaFruit wrote:
$5 million at the box office.

A flop. As expected when it comes to anime films in the U.S.

5+ million accross 500 theaters is a massive success lol.

Its the 10th best performing anime movie of all time.

Unless this is bait? It kind of has to be right?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:02 am Reply with quote
I'd call the film a success too if I was willing to disregard the reality of the thresholds of box office earnings to suit my views as a fan.

But, since you guys want to disregard such realities, then go right ahead.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:59 am Reply with quote
KabaKabaFruit wrote:
I'd call the film a success too if I was willing to disregard the reality of the thresholds of box office earnings to suit my views as a fan.

But, since you guys want to disregard such realities, then go right ahead.


Explain the logic behind you thinking this is a flop. $5 million for a limited, event release would almost always be considered a successful venture. Only way it would be a flop is if Funimation paid a comical amount for the license, but I doubt you've seen their contracts.
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