At the beginning of the month, Evangelion 3.0+1.0 opened to record numbers on Monday, 8 March, a non-traditional movie opening day in Japan. One week after the movie was released to the public, it was still performing phenomenally in the Japanese box office. Now that we are almost one month outside of the release of the film, how is it performing? Well, to put it bluntly, it’s still printing money.
With this being the final chapter in the Evangelion story, it was expected that the movie would perform substantially well. However, as I have previously mentioned, I don’t think that even Khara or even Nostradamus could have predicted that the movie would perform this well.
The total sales since the release of Evangelion 3.0+1.0 have topped out at just over ¥6bn (Approx. $54.7m USD) in the Japanese box office. The previous film, Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (2012), earned 5.3 billion yen in its final run, period. On top of this, a total of 3.96 million people have seen the final film in the series as of this writing.
There still is no release date for the international version of Evangelion 3.0+1.0, but you can be sure that once it hits international shores, that number is only going to get even bigger and better. Evangelion fans around the world are waiting patiently to boost those box office numbers.
You can check out our spoiler-free impressions of the final Evangelion film here.