Girls & Panzer Film's Box Office Earnings Surpass 3rd Madoka Magica Film
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official blog for the Girls und Panzer anime franchise announced on Monday that the Girls und Panzer film has sold 1,264,313 tickets for a total of 2,136,832,984 yen (US$19,229,958) as of Sunday, May 29. The film has been in the theaters for 28 weeks.
The film has surpassed the box office earnings of Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie Part 3: Rebellion, which earned a total of 2.08 billion yen (about US$18.7 million) during its theatrical run in Japan when it opened in October 2013. It has not surpassed the Love Live! The School Idol Movie, which earned a total of 2.86 billion yen (about US$25.7 million) after opening in August 2015.
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 more than 235 theaters have shown or resumed showing the film, including 77 in its opening weekend.
The film shipped on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on May 27, and the release came with a new OVA that takes 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.
[Via Hachima Kikō]