On its most recent weekend, the movie Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 Thrice Upon a Time sold 169,296 tickets for a gross of 265.87 million yen (about $ =2.42 million), for a total of 5,867,510 tickets sold and a total gross. total of 8.96 billion yen (about $81.7 million). It should be noted that this most recent weekend represented an increase in tickets sold of 939.5% compared to the previous weekend, and an increase in earnings of 960.5% compared to the same period.
The film ended up competing with Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash, which was released on the same weekend. While Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 Thrice Upon a Time achieved dominance in tickets sold, Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash achieved dominance in earnings.
Finally, the film opened in Japanese theaters on March 8 and became the most successful film for both Neon Genesis Evangelion and Hideaki Anno. To date it has not been released outside of Japan, and on June 11 Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.01 Thrice Upon a Time was released. The new version contains “minor revisions” to some animation sequences, but does not change the story of the film.
- Hideaki Anno was in charge of directing the feature film at Studio Khara, in collaboration with Hiroyasu Kobayashi, Mahiro Maeda and Daisuke Onizuka.
- Takeishi Honda was in charge of the animation direction.
- Yutaka Izubuchi was in charge of character design.
- Shirou Sagisu was in charge of composing the soundtrack.
- Hikaru Utada performed the title track titled “One Last Kiss.”
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 bring out 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.