Purple Plan Screens New Violet Evergarden Film in Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia
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Southeast Asian film distributor Purple Plan announced on Tuesday that its screening of Violet Evergarden -Finale-, Kyoto Animation's Violet Evergarden: The Movie anime film, will open in Singapore and Vietnam on December 3 and 4, respectively, with screenings in Malaysia and Indonesia planned.
The film has now sold 1,331,085 tickets for a cumulative total of 1,912,896,400 yen (about US$18.31 million) after 10 weeks at the Japanese box office. The film has consistently ranked in the Japanese box office's top 10 in all 10 weeks since its opening.
The film opened in Japan on September 18, and it ranked at #2 in its opening weekend. The film is the first new Japanese anime film (as opposed to compilation films) to open in Dolby Cinemas, with Dolby Cinemas screenings beginning on November 13.
Kyoto Animation postponed the film's opening in Japan due to concerns over the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The film was slated to open in Japan on April 24. This was the second delay for the film, as it was originally slated for a January 10, 2020 opening in Japan.
The franchise's separate side-story anime, titled Violet Evergarden I: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll (Violet Evergarden Gaiden: Eien to Jidō Shuki Ningyō), opened in theaters in Japan last September, and it screened for at least five weeks. The film eventually earned a cumulative total of 831 million yen (about US$7.90 million). Netflix debuted the anime on April 2.