Love Live Film Gets Canadian Screenings in Early 2016

posted on by Kyle Hallmark
Film originally premiered in Japan on June 13, in U.S. on September 12

NIS America announced on Twitter on Friday that the Love Live! The School Idol Movie will receive Canadian screenings in early 2016.

Although NIS America did not provide an exact date, Cineplex lists the film for January 15. The film will screen in Japanese with English subtitles. Cineplex provides a synopsis of the film:

Although μ's, the defending champions of the school idol tournament, plans to dissolve their group after the graduation of their senior members, they receive news that leads them to holding a concert event! The 9 girls continue to learn and grow in this new and unfamiliar world. What is the last thing that these girls can do as school idols? With the clock ticking, what kind of meaning will the μ's members find in performing the most exciting live performance?

The film premiered in Japan on June 13, and earned 400 million yen (about US$3.24 million) on 121 screens in its first two days. The film eventually earned more than 2.60 billion yen (US$21.7 million) in Japan as of October 5, 107 days after the film opened at the box-office, surpassing the 2.08 billion yen (US$17.7 million) box-office earnings of the Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie Part 3: Rebellion film, and the 2.28 billion yen (US$18.2 million) gross of the Eiga Crayon Shin-chan: Ora no Hikkoshi Monogatari ~Saboten Daishūgeki film. The film ranked fifth highest in earnings from films released by Shochiku since 2000.

The film premiered in select cities in the United States on September 12. The film has also screened in Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, and Brunei, and Indonesia.

[Via I Miss Bionix]

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