KONOSUBA - God's Blessing on This Wonderful World– Legend of Crimson Film's U.S. Screening Earns US$1.13 Million
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The Box Office Mojo website is reporting that Crunchyroll and Fathom Events' screening of the KONOSUBA - God's Blessing on This Wonderful World– Legend of Crimson (Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! Kurenai Densetsu) film on November 12 and 14 earned a total of US$1,134,786. The film screened in more than 600 theaters in the United States on those days, earning US$705,140 on November 12 (ranking at #9 for the day) and US$429,646 on November 14 (ranking at #8 for the day).
The film is based on Natsume Akatsuki's Konosuba - God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! light novel series. Crunchyroll describes the film:
A video game-loving shut-in, Satou Kazuma's life should've ended when he was hit by a truck, but through a twist of fate, he ends up reincarnating in another world--and dragging the troublemaking goddess, Aqua, the wildly dorky mage, Megumin, and the unrelentingly delusional lady knight, Darkness, with him.
Now, the Crimson Demon village that Megumin and Yunyun are from is facing a threat that could mean it's ending. Kazuma and his gang follow Yunyun, who returns to the Crimson Demon village intent on saving it... when they are faced with their greatest threat yet! What will become of the unremarkable adventurer Kazuma's life in another world?!
The film opened in Japan on August 30, and ranked at #8 in its debut weekend. The film had earned 510,601,900 yen (about US$4.72 million) as of September 15. The movie added 4DX screenings in Japan on October 4.
Takaomi Kanasaki returned from the previous two anime seasons to direct the film at J.C. Staff (Studio DEEN animated the two TV anime series). Makoto Uezu returned to write the scripts, Koichi Kikuta returned to adapt Kurone Mishima's original character designs for animation, and Masato Kōda returned to compose the music. Machico returned to perform the film's theme song. Ai Kayano, Rie Takahashi, and Sora Amamiya also returned to perform the ending song for the film as their respective characters. The film features a returning cast.
Thanks to Austin Ryden and Christopher Campbell for the news tips.
Source: Box Office Mojo