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My Hero Academia: Two Heroes Film Earns US$5 Million in U.S.

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Funimation: film is now 11th highest-grossing anime film in U.S.

Box Office Mojo reported that, as of Tuesday, October 2, the My Hero Academia: Two Heroes anime film has earned US$5,117,633 after one week of screenings in the United States.

According to Funimation and Box Office Mojo, the film ranked at #4 on Tuesday, earning US$1,004,659 with a per-screen average of US$1,978. The per-screen average for Tuesday was higher than any other film in the top 10 for that day. Funimation also stated that the film is the 11th highest-grossing anime film in the United States as of Tuesday.

Funimation screened the film in more than 400 theaters in the United States and Canada on September 25, 26, 27, 29 and October 2. Screenings on September 25, 27, and 29 were English-dubbed, while screenings on September 26 and October 2 were in Japanese with English subtitles. Funimation announced on Wednesday that it is adding two more days of screenings for the film in the United States on October 4 and 6. In Canada, additional screenings will take place on October 5-11.

Funimation and TOHO hosted a world premiere of the film with English subtitles at Anime Expo on July 5. The film opened in Japan on August 3, and earned 500,320,000 yen (about US$4.49 million) in its first three days to rank #4 in its opening weekend. The movie has since earned more than 1.5 billion yen (about US$13.46 million) at the Japanese box office. The English dub version of the film had a red carpet premiere at the Regal Cinema L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California on September 13.

Funimation describes the film:

The climactic finals are over, and U.A. is getting ready for the summer training camp. Deku and All Might receive an invitation from a certain person to go overseas to a giant artificial moving city called I-Island. This island, a kind of “science Hollywood” that gathers the knowledge of scientists from around the world, is holding an exhibition called I-Expo showcasing the results of Quirk and hero item research. In the midst of all this, Deku meets a Quirkless girl named Melissa and remembers his own Quirkless past. Out of the blue, the impregnable security system the island boasts is hacked by villains, and all the people on the island are taken as hostages! Now, a plan that could shake hero society has been put into motion! The man who holds the key to it all is the number one hero and Symbol of Peace, All Might.

Original manga creator Kōhei Horikoshi is credited with the original work, character designs, and as chief supervisor. Returning staff members included director Kenji Nagasaki at BONES, scriptwriter Yousuke Kuroda, character designer Yoshihiko Umakoshi, and composer Yuki Hayashi. TOHO distributed the film in Japan. Masaki Suda performed the film's theme song "Long Hope Philia." amazarashi's Hiromu Akita wrote and composed the piece.

Horikoshi drew the "All Might Rising" one-shot manga for the "Vol. Origin" books that were given out to the first million theatergoers in Japan. Viz Media released the 10-page manga for free in English on its website.

Sources: Box Office Mojo (link 2), Email correspondence

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