My Hero Academia: Two Heroes Ends Theatrical Run With US$5.7 Million, Ranks #10 Among Domestic Anime Films
posted on by Karen Ressler
Funimation Entertainment announced on Friday that the My Hero Academia: Two Heroes anime film earned US$5,768,366 in the United States and Canada during its theatrical run, making it the #10 highest-grossing domestic anime film of all time.
The film unseated Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises for the ranking. The Wind Rises earned US$5,209,580 at 496 theaters, while My Hero Academia: Two Heroes screened at 556 theaters.
Funimation screened the film 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. Due to the film's success at the box office, Funimation added more screenings in the United States on October 4 and 6, and in Canada 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 Kohei 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: Press release, Box Office Mojo