Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER Film is Highest-Earning Solo Heisei Kamen Rider Film
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Toei revealed on Monday that the Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER film has earned 1.545 billion yen (about US$13.96 million) as of February 24, making the film the highest-earning solo Heisei Kamen Rider film in the franchise (Kamen Rider films will sometimes open alongside other films such as ones from the Super Sentai series as a double feature). The film is also the highest-earning Kamen Rider winter film.
The film opened on December 22, and reached 1 billion yen (about US$9.1 million) in 12 days. Toei stated this is the fastest a winter film in the franchise has hit 1 billion yen.
The film opened at #3, selling 313,000 tickets to earn 389 million yen (about US$3.5 million). Last year's film, Kamen Rider Heisei Generations Final: Build & Ex-Aid with Legend Rider, earned 1.28 billion yen (about US$11.6 million).
As with previous films in the series, this new film crosses over the previous Kamen Rider show with the latest show. This year, the film crosses over Kamen Rider Build with Kamen Rider Zi-O, but also features all 20 Heisei-era Kamen Rider protagonists. An earlier video teased that a "generation is ending," highlighting the fact that Japan will enter a new era on May 1, 2019 when Emperor Akihito abdicates.
The film features two new "Another Riders." Shunsuke Daito is playing a new Time Jacker villain named Tiido and Kenichi Takitoh is voicing a new Imagin character. The film's theme song is "Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER Medley." Daisuke Asakura arranged the song, which features remixes of all 20 opening theme songs for the 20 Heisei-era Kamen Rider series.
Source: Press release