FLOWER MOUND, TX – October 12, 2018. Last night in Canada, “My Hero Academia: Two Heroes” closed out the final day of its North American theatrical run. Buoyed by demand from audiences and exhibitors alike, the film screened for a total of 17 days – more than three times longer than its original five-day limited release. This first ever, feature film from the global hit anime franchise “My Hero Academia,” grossed an astounding $5,7XX,XXX at the box office. In total, the movie’s extended run encompassed 535 theatres across the U.S. and Canada and offered moviegoers both the Japanese language (English subtitles) and English Dub versions of the film. Since debuting at #23 on opening night, “My Hero Academia” has catapulted up the list to end its theatrical run as #10 on the Top 10 list of highest grossing domestic anime films of all time – surpassing “The Wind Rises” ($5.2M) by legendary director Hayao Miyazaki.
“It’s truly heartwarming to see how much ‘My Hero Academia: Two Heroes’ resonated with audiences across the U.S. and Canada,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and President of Funimation. “I’m so thankful to the millions of loyal fans who embraced this incredible franchise from day one, when we first introduced ‘My Hero Academia’ to North America just three years ago. I am excited to see what the future holds for anime’s hottest superheroes.”
“My Hero Academia” concludes its third season this weekend on the heels of a record-breaking 2017 as the anime industry’s most awarded series. These accolades included IGN’s “Best of 2017 – Anime of the Year” and “2017 People’s Choice – Anime of the Year” awards, seven top honors at the 2017 Crunchyroll Anime Awards, ComicBook.com’s “2017 Golden Issue Award for Best Shonen Series” and the #1 spot on Anime News Network’s “Best of 2017 Mega Poll” as well as GameSpot’s “Top Ten Anime of 2017.” For more information on the “My Hero Academia” anime series, visit funimation.com/myheroacademia.
About Funimation Films
Funimation Films, the theatrical division of Funimation, acquires and distributes both anime and live action movies from prominent international filmmakers that appeal to the interests and passion of all types of fans throughout North America. The division was launched in December 2014 following the box office success of “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods.” Its debut release, “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’,” was an instant blockbuster and became the #9 highest-grossing anime movie of all time in North America. Funimation Films has gone on to release numerous films including “Shin Godzilla” and the award-winning, critically acclaimed “Your Name.” Funimation, a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Television, is a fully integrated, next-generation entertainment studio based in the Dallas/Fort Worth. For more information on Funimation Films, visit funimationfilms.com.