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Evangelion: 3.0 Earns Japan's Highest Weekend Box Office of 2012 (Updated)

posted on by Egan Loo
Sells 771,764 tickets for 1,131,004,600 yen (US$13,913,200) on 224 screens

Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (Evangelion Shin Gekijō-ban Q) earned 1,131,004,600 yen (about US$13,913,200) this past weekend, and thus earned the highest weekend box office in Japan this year. It sold 771,764 tickets on 224 screens.

The third film in Hideaki Anno and Khara's four-part remake of Gainax's Neon Genesis Evangelion anime series sold 443,408 tickets for 648,383,550 yen (US$7,976,200) on Saturday. It then sold 358,356 tickets for 482,621,050 yen (US$5,937,000) on Sunday.

The previous record holder of 2012 was the manga-based live-action Brave Hearts Umizaru film, which opened during the July 14-15 weekend.

Source: animeanime.biz

Image © Khara

Update: More background information.

Update 2: Evangelion: 3.0's opening weekend box office was higher than Ponyo (1,024,880,555 yen/US$12,613,900 on 481 screens), One Piece Film Strong World (1,039,214,800 yen/US$12,790,300 on 188 screens), and Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (512,989,000 yen/US$6,321,500 on 120 screens). Source: Eiga.com

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