My Hero Academia: World Heroes Mission has been enjoying an extremely successful run at the Japanese Box Office ever since its release on August 6 as the film has now made over 26.73 million dollars in the box office within just a little over a month of its release, making it the anime franchise’s highest-grossing film domestically.
After its third weekend in theaters, it was reported that the film had earned a total of 2.06 billion yen (U.S. $18.7 million) with 1.58 million admissions. The movie kept its impressive streak in the following week bringing its total to about U.S. $22 million with the last week of August, making U.S. $3.3 million in its third full week at the Japanese Box Office.
The movie has since gone on to make U.S. $4.73 million this month totaling its gross to U.S. $26.73 million after exactly a month and six days since its release.
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It is notable that the latest movie of the franchise had already surpassed the previous two films’ lifetime gross at the Japanese box office with 1.58 million admissions despite the pandemic restrictions.
My Hero Academia: World Heroes Mission is still racking up impressive numbers even after over a month, outperforming Marvel’s Shang-Chi in the Japanese Box Office.
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My Hero Academia: World Heroes Mission Made U.S. $8.5 Million in its First Weekend.
My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission opened in Japanese theaters on August 6 and earned approximately 940 million yen (U.S. $8.5 million) in its first four days with 720,000 admissions over the 4-day long weekend, which is reportedly 200.2% more than My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising.
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The first film of the My Hero Academia franchise, My Hero Academia: Two Heroes, was released in August 2018 and made around $4.5 million in its first three days. The film went on to earn a total of $15.6 million at the domestic box office. The movie made a whopping $27.5 million worldwide.
The second theatrical outing of the popular anime franchise titled, My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising, made $3.8 million in its first three days when it opened in Japan in December 2019. But it ended up surpassing the first movie anyway as it earned $16.2 million at the Japanese box office by the end of its run.
The film also set a record for the highest-grossing debut for an anime film outside of Japan at that time when it came out in March 2020 in the United States and made more than $13 million in just two weeks. Although the film was disrupted by the pandemic and made a total of $29.9 million worldwide.
My Hero Academia is a huge phenomenon in the United States and judging by how its demand has increased over time, My Hero Academia: World Heroes Mission could even break around $50 million at the box office worldwide.
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Sources: Mantan Web, Twitter