Sword Art Online Film Earns Over US$1.35 Million After 1st N. American Weekend

posted on by Egan Loo
Film returns to U.S. theaters on April 22 with English dub

Aniplex of America reported on Friday that the Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale anime film surpassed US$1.35 million in ticket sales in its opening weekend in North American theaters.

Aniplex of America and Eleven Arts opened the film in the United States on March 9 after a Hollywood premiere on March 1. The film is also screening in Canada during the March 17-19 weekend.

The film will return to U.S. theaters with an English dub starting on April 22.

The film opened in Japan on February 18, and sold about 308,376 tickets for 425,762,760 yen (about US$3.76 milion) in its opening weekend. The film was the first anime film to rank #1 in both weekend attendance and weekend box office receipt totals since Makoto Shinkai's your name. The film also set the opening-weekend record among films distributed by Aniplex. It has since sold more than a million tickets in Japan.

The film also opened in Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, and Mexico over the past four weeks, and it ranked in the top 10 at the box office in all four countries.

[Via Yaraon!]

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