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Final Evangelion Film Tops Japan's Box Office in 2021 So Far

Final Evangelion Film Tops Japan's Box Office in 2021 So Far


Ultimate Evangelion Movie Tops Japan’s Field Workplace in 2021 So Far

Japanese movie information web site Eiga.com reported on Bunka Tsūshinsha’s prime 10 highest incomes home and overseas movies for 2021 in Japan (as of December 12) on Wednesday. The highest 9 movies in Japan in 2021 have been all home movies, the highest 5 movies have been all anime or live-action variations of manga, and the highest three movies have been all anime.

A number of movies are nonetheless taking part in in Japan, and a few of them opened after December 12 in Japan. With 2,694,128,150 yen (about US$23.5 million) as of December 26, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 has not but earned sufficient to rank within the prime 10, however its distributor TOHO is projecting that it’ll finally earn over 10 billion yen (about US$87 million). (Spider-Man: No Means Residence is not going to open in Japan till January 7.)

High 10 Highest-Grossing Home Movies in Japan in 2021

Rank Movie Field Workplace
1 Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time 10.28 billion yen US$89.5 million
2 Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet 7.65 billion yen US$66.6 million
3 BELLE 6.53 billion yen (as of December 12) US$56.9 million
4 Tokyo Revengers (live-action) 4.47 billion yen US$38.9 million
5 Rurouni Kenshin Saishūshō The Ultimate 4.34 billion yen US$37.8 million
6 The Untold Story of the Three Kingdoms 4.03 billion yen US$35.1 million
7 ARASHI Anniversary Tour 5×20 FILM “Report of Recollections” 4.0 billion yen (estimate) US$35 million
8 We Made a Stunning Bouquet 3.81 billion yen US$33.2 million
9 Masquerade Evening 3.77 billion yen (as of December 12) US$32.8 million
10 My Hero Academia THE MOVIE: World Heroes’ Mission 3.37 billion yen (as of December 12) US$29.3 million

Final yr, Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Film: Mugen Practice topped the listing with 40.43 billion yen (about US$351.8 million) —  a fourth of the general field workplace complete in Japan final yr, and a 3rd of the Japanese movies’ field workplace complete. It’s now the #1 all-time highest-earning movie in Japan, and the #1 highest incomes movie worldwide from 2020.

High 10 Highest-Grossing International Movies in Japan in 2021

Rank Movie Field Workplace
1 F9: The Quick Saga 3.66 billion yen US$31.9 million
2 No Time to Die 2.7 billion yen US$23.5 million
3 Godzilla vs. Kong 1.9 billion yen US$16.5 million
4 Monster Hunter 1.25 billion yen US$10.9 million
5 Eternals 1.2 billion yen US$10.4 million
6 Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings 960 million yen US$8.4 million
7 Black Widow 950 million yen US$8.3 million
8 Jungle Cruise 850 million yen US$7.4 million
9 Tom & Jerry 790 million yen US$6.9 million
10 Dune 770 million yen US$6.7 million

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