Looks like it was a big week for mecha anime last week. The box office rankings are now up for last week, and after a huge surge in ticket sales, Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 movie regains #1 in Japanese box office. It earned around 265,876,900 yen last weekend, which was enough to propel it to the #1 spot. The movie itself earned 939.5% more than the previous week. It toppled the previous week’s #1, which was Rurouni Kensin: The Beginning, which fell down to #2.
Meanwhile, another mecha anime came it at #3, and it’s Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway Part 1. This latest entry in the Universal Century timeline of the Gundam franchise earned 520 million yen in the box office last weekend.
Other anime or manga-related movies also made the Top 10. Rurouni Kenshin: The Final came in at #5, while fell from #3 to #6.
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