Girls & Panzer Film Earns Over 2 Billion Yen & Rebounds to #9
posted on by Egan Loo
The official blog for the Girls und Panzer anime franchise announced on Monday that the Girls und Panzer film has sold 1,207,473 tickets for a total of 2,021,490,984 yen (about US$18.47 million) as of Sunday, May 22. The film has been in theaters for 27 weeks, but it returned to the top 10 chart this past weekend by jumping from #28 to #9.
The Girls und Panzer film opened in Japan last November, and it ranked #38 in the top 39 highest grossing Japanese domestic films of 2015 (tied with Grasshopper). The film began screening in 4DX starting on February 20, and that first run ended in April. The film then began ULTIRA screenings with higher video and sound quality in May, along with immersive 4DX screenings (with motion seats, scents, bubbles, and mist) and bonus filmstrip presents. Thus far 225 theaters have shown or resumed showing the film, including 77 in its opening weekend and 38 new ones this past weekend for a weekend total of 153.
The film will ship on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on May 27, and the release will come with a new OVA that will take place after the events of the movie, as well as an episode of the "Akiyama Yukari no Sensha Kōza" (Yukari Akiyama's Tank Lecture) shorts.
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