Girls & Panzer Film Earns 2.4 Billion Yen During 1-Year Theatrical Run
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official blog for the Girls und Panzer anime franchise announced on Monday that the Girls und Panzer der Film anime movie sold 1,421,237 tickets and earned 2,440,849,294 yen (US$21,743,110) as of November 27, after one year and one week in theaters.
The film opened in Japanese theaters on November 21, 2015. Certain theaters in Japan continued to screen the film through its one-year anniversary on November 21, 2016, and continued to add to its earnings. The Cinema City theater in Tokyo recently ended screenings of the film on November 25, but announced plans to continue to intermittently screen the film beginning in December.
The Girls und Panzer film is director Tsutomu Mizushima's follow-up to his 2012 Girls und Panzer television anime about schoolgirls who learn to battle in tanks with other teams nationwide. The film ranked #38 in the top 39 highest grossing Japanese domestic films of 2015 (tied with Grasshopper). Sentai Filmworks screened the film with an English dub in 33 theaters in the United States on November 18.
The film shipped in Japan 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. The limited special edition Blu-ray Disc of the film sold 162,361 copies in its first week and topped Oricon's overall Blu-ray Disc chart for the May 23-29 week. The film has added approximately 300 million yen to its box office total since the DVD and Blu-ray Disc shipped.
The film won a Seiun Award in July for Best Dramatic Presentation.
The franchise is also getting the Girls & Panzer Saishūshō (Girls & Panzer: The Final Chapter) anime project, which will be a six-part theatrical event anime. The first anime will premiere in December 2017.