Evangelion Q has been awaited by desperate fans for what seems like an eternity. The third film in the rebooted saga which began in 2007, “Evangelion: New Theatre Version” has met with overwhelming success over its previous two films. Evangelion Q, however, left the previous two films in the dust by making even more colossal box-office sales.
In two days, the new title managed to score a tremendous 1.131 billion Yen. In US dollars, that’s a whopping $13.83 million. Yowza. Sufficed to say, this took the top spot on Japan’s box office charts for this year. The revenue for each day is given below.
Nov 17 (Saturday)
Revenue: 0.65 Billion Yen (approx.)
Nov 18 (Sunday)
Revenue: 0.48 Billion Yen (approx)
Revenue: 1.13 Billion Yen (approx)
Comparison to Previous Films
Evangelion New Theater Edition: Ha
First Weekend Revenue: 0.51 Billion Yen (approx)
(Final Revenue: 4 Billion Yen)
Evangelion New Theater Edition: Jo
First Weekend Revenue: 0.28 Billion Yen (approx)
(Final Revenue: 2 Billion Yen)
Anime Movie Comparisons
One Piece Film: Strong World (Dec 12 2009)
First Weekend Revenue: 1.04 Billion Yen (approx)
Final Revenue: 4.8 Billion Yen (approx)
Kake no Ue no Ponyo (Jul 19 2008)
First Weekend Revenue: 1.02 Billion Yen (approx)
Final Revenue: 15.5 Billion Yen (approx)
Well…. Well done, Gainax!!!