My Hero Academia: Two Heroes Film Earns 1.6 Billion Yen at Japanese Box Office

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Anime also becomes 10th highest-grossing anime in N. America

The official Twitter account for the My Hero Academia anime revealed on Tuesday that the My Hero Academia: Two Heroes anime film has sold 1.296 million tickets as of Monday to earn more than 1.6 billion yen (about US$14.1 million) at the box office in Japan. The tweet noted that the number "16" may also be read as "hero" in Japanese. In addition, Box Office Mojo reported that the film has earned a cumulative total of US$5,721,371 at theaters in North America to become the 10th highest-grossing anime film of all time in North America.

Box Office Mojo reported on October 2 that the film had earned US$5,117,633 after one week of screenings in the United States. The per-screen average for October 2 was higher than any other film in the top 10 for that day.

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 had earned more than 1.5 billion yen (about US$13.46 million) at the Japanese box office as of September 15. 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 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 October 3 that it added two more days of screenings for the film in the United States on October 4 and 6. In Canada, additional screenings are being held on October 5-11.

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: My Hero Academia anime's Twitter account, Box Office Mojo, Anime! Anime! Biz

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