Madoka Magica Films Had Weekend's 2nd Best Screen Average in U.S.
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The U.S screening of the first two Puella Magi Madoka Magica anime films earned US$62,340 on five screens during the weekend of October 19-21, giving the films a per-screen average of US$12,468. During that weekend, the films ranked second on Box Office Mojo's chart for per-screen average, ranking only below The Sessions, which had a per-screen average of US$28,367. The films ranked at #41 overall during the weekend.
Aniplex of America partnered with Eleven Arts for the screenings last weekend in five cities: Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Houston, and San Francisco. The two companies also added additional showings in some cities.
The staff of the two films announced last month that the films will open in 18 cities in eight countries and territories between October and December. Other countries and territories that will screen the film include France, Italy, San Marino, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
Producer Atsuhiro Iwakami had revealed last November that the film trilogy will begin with a two-part compilation of the original television series, followed by an all-new film. Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings opened on October 6 in Japan, and Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 2: Eternal followed on October 13. The first film had earned about US$1.7 million in its opening weekend in Japan, and the second film earned about US$2.18 million in its opening weekend.
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