'My Hero Academia: Two Heroes' Surpasses US$5.1 Million at Box Office and Extends Run in Both U.S. and Canada
FLOWER MOUND, TX – October 3, 2018. “My Hero Academia: Two Heroes” has wowed audiences across the U.S. and Canada and had moviegoers flocking to theaters to watch the first ever feature film from the global hit anime franchise “My Hero Academia.” To meet the ongoing demand from audiences, Funimation Films is extending the movie's run, which was originally set to end last night. “My Hero Academia: Two Heroes” will now be available on additional dates of October 4 & 6 in the U.S. and October 5-11 in Canada. Virtually all 500+ U.S. and Canadian theaters from the original release are participating in the extended run, which will include showtimes for both the Japanese language (English subtitles) and English dub versions depending on exhibitor and location. As of last night, “My Hero Academia: Two Heroes” has surpassed $5.1M at the box office and is now ranked as the 11th highest grossing anime film of all time domestically.
“Fans will understand when I say that the response to ‘My Hero Academia: Two Heroes’ has truly been Plus Ultra!” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and President of Funimation. “We're thrilled to make the film available for additional dates at virtually all 500+ U.S. and Canadian theaters from the original release. If you thought you missed ‘My Hero Academia: Two Heroes’ in theaters or you couldn't catch an encore screening, now is your second chance.”
Check local listings for U.S. and Canadian locations and showtimes on October 4 & 6 or October 5-11, respectively.
Our favorite young hero-in training is in for a wild ride when villains threaten the artificial moving city, I-Island. Deku and All Might receive an invitation to I-Expo, the world's leading exhibition of Quirk abilities and hero item innovations! Amid the excitement, sponsors, and pros from all over, Deku meets Melissa, a girl who is Quirkless just like he once was. Suddenly, I-Expo's top-of-the-line security system gets hacked by villains, and a sinister plan is set in motion. It's a serious threat to hero society and one man holds the key to it all—the symbol of peace, All Might.
“My Hero Academia” was the most awarded anime series of 2017. Awards and accolades included IGN's “Best of 2017 - Anime of the Year” and “2017 People's Choice - Anime of the Year” awards, seven top honors at the Crunchyroll Anime Awards, ComicBook.com's “2017 Golden Issue Award for Best Shonen Series” and the #1 spot on both Anime News Network's “Best of 2017 Mega Poll” and GameSpot's “Top Ten Anime of 2017.” For more information on the “My Hero Academia” anime series, visit funimation.com/myheroacademia.
About Funimation Films
Funimation Films, the theatrical division of Funimation, acquires and distributes both anime and live action movies from prominent international filmmakers that appeal to the interests and passion of all types of fans throughout North America. The division was launched in December 2014 following the box office success of “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods.” Its debut release, "Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F'," was an instant blockbuster and became the #9 highest-grossing anime movie of all time in North America. Funimation Films has gone on to release numerous films including “Shin Godzilla” and the award-winning, critically acclaimed “Your Name.” Funimation, a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Television, is a fully integrated, next-generation entertainment studio based in the Dallas/Fort Worth. For more information on Funimation Films, visit funimationfilms.com.