Four months after its release in the Japanese Box office, the conclusion to Hideaki Anno’s Rebuild saga “Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time” has now earned JPY 9.997 Billion in the Japanese Theaters (around USD 90.74 million) as of this Sunday, July 11, 2021.
Evangelion 3.0+1.0 earned over JPY 3,338,422,400 million (USD 30.6 million) during its opening week since its release on March 8, 2021. It is one of the highest-earning films in the local theaters, though it is still beaten by Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train which earned over 10 Billion Yen (USD 102 million) in just a span of 10 days.
Initially, Evangelion 3.0+1.0 had a June 27, 2020 release date, but it was moved to January 23, 2021. Due to the ongoing Pandemic, it was moved again and was later released on March 8, 2021.
In case you’re unfamiliar, Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 serves as the conclusion to the Rebuild of Evangelion film saga Evangelion: 1.0 You Are [Not] Alone, Evangelion: 2.0 You Can [Not] Advance, and Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, that debuted in 2007, 2009, and 2012 respectively.
The Rebuild saga is a re-imagining of Hideaki Anno’s Neon Genesis Evangelion anime series. As a re-imagining, the Rebuild series features major departures from the story of the original anime series. The Rebuild movies even introduces new characters.