With just three more days left to continue airing in theaters in Japan, it was reported today that the film Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 Thrice Upon a Time has reached the 35th spot on the list of the highest grossing films in the entire history of cinema from Japan, with more than 10.15 billion yen ($91.21 million) grossed at the Japanese box office.
That’s 150 million yen ($1.36 million) more since the figures were last released five days ago, when Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 Thrice Upon a Time broke the 10 billion yen mark, a number of great success in Japan. The 10.15 billion yen raised was due to 6.64 million tickets sold to date, making it the 35th highest grossing film in Japan, between Bayside Shakedown, now ranked 36th, and Lord of the Rings : Return of the King at 24th place.
Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 Thrice Upon a Time is scheduled to leave most Japanese theaters on July 21, making its current position on both the all-time Japanese box office chart and the most popular anime movies list. All-time hits in Japan (where it ranks ninth overall) will probably be the final ones.
Neon Genesis Evangelion Synopsis
In 2015, the world is on the brink of destruction. The last hope of humanity resides in the hands of NERV, a special agency under the command of the United Nations, and its Evangelions, giant robots capable of defeating the Angels who announce the ruin of the Earth. Gendou Ikari, head of the organization, is looking for compatible pilots who can synchronize with the Evangelions and unleash their true potential.
Aiding in this defensive effort are talented strategist Misato Katsuragi, head of Tactical Operations, and Ritsuko Akagi, chief scientist. Face to face with his father for the first time in years, the life of the 14-year-old boy, Shinji Ikari, has to change irreversibly when he is taken to the NERV facilities and discovers his heartbreaking destiny: he must become the pilot of the Evangelion Unit. -01 with the fate of humanity in his hands.