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Promare Anime Film Ranks at #3 in U.S. on Thursday

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Film earned US$722,836 at screenings on Tuesday, Thursday

Box Office Mojo reports that Fathom Events' Thursday's screening of Trigger and XFlag's original anime film Promare in the United States on Thursday earned US$467,007 to rank at #3 for the day. The film earned US$255,829 on its Tuesday screening, and has earned US$722,836 total as of Thursday. The film ranked at #21 for the week of September 13-19.

The film opened in 200 theaters in Japan on May 24, and ranked at #8 in its opening weekend. The film has earned more than 1.2 billion yen (about US$11.11 million) as of Friday.

Aside from Fathom Events' screenings on Tuesday and Thursday, GKIDS also began screening the movie starting on Friday in select theaters. Cineplex is also listing screenings for the film in Canada on September 22-24. The screening on September 22 will have an English dub, and the screenings on September 23-24 will have English subtitles.

GKIDS describes the film:

Thirty years has passed since the appearance of Burnish, a race of flame-wielding mutant beings, who destroyed half of the world with fire. When a new group of aggressive mutants calling themselves “Mad Burnish” appears, the epic battle between Galo Thymos, a new member of the anti-Burnish rescue team “Burning Rescue,” and Lio Fotia, the leader of “Mad Burnish” begins.

Director Hiroyuki Imaishi and scriptwriter Kazuki Nakashima teamed up again for the new project at Trigger. Trigger and Nakashima are credited with the original work. Shigeto Koyama was in charge of character design and mechanical design, and Sushio (Kill la Kill) was involved as an animator. Tomotaka Kubo (Mary and The Witch's Flower) was the art director, and Saishi Ichiko was in charge of logo design. Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan, Kill la Kill) composed the music. SANZIGEN Animation Studio handled the 3DCG animation. XFlag is credited with production, and TOHO is distributing the film.

Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.

Source: Box Office Mojo (link 2) via WTK

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