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Shin Evangelion Exceeds 3.3 Billion Yen After Opening Week

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The recent film Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time (shortened to Shin Evangelion) has made over 3.3 billion Japanese yen since its premiere last week.

According to the site Famitsu, over 2 million people have gone to see Shin Evangelion in Japanese theaters. The revenue numbers come only a few days after the film managed to break 80 million yen during its opening day alone.

“The box office revenue of 1,177,445,400 yen and the number of spectators 760,000 were recorded for the two days of March 13th (Sat) and 14th (Sun), which was the first weekend since the release on Monday. Box office revenue 3.3 billion 38,422,400 yen in 7 days total from the premiere, attendance number 2,194,533…”

Translation: Google Translate

Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time is the latest installment of the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise after 2012’s Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo.

The latest film has been delayed twice due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and was originally intended to premiere in June 2020 before being pushed to January 2021. The film was once again delayed due to the State of Emergency that Japan was undergoing in January 2021 before finally premiering on March 8th.

An English premiere date for Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time has yet to be announced, though it’s worth noting that film distributor GKIDS currently holds the theatrical rights to the Evangelion franchise in North America.

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