There’s always lots to be excited about whenever there’s a new My Hero Academia film, but the hype for My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission is going Plus Ultra, thanks to huge box office numbers right out of Japan!
My Hero Academia‘s third feature film, which opened in Japanese theaters on August 6, earned approximately 940 million yen (U.S. $8.5 million) in its first four days with 720,000 admissions over the long weekend, which is reportedly 200.2% more than My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising.
The first film in the franchise, My Hero Academia: Two Heroes, earned 500 million yen (U.S. $4.5 million) in its first three days when it opened in Japan in August 2018. It went on to earn a total of 1.72 billion yen (U.S. $15.6 million) at the Japanese box office.
The second film in the franchise, My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising, earned 422 million yen (U.S. $3.8 million) in its first three days when it opened in Japan in December 2019. It went on to earn a total of 1.79 billion yen (U.S. $16.2 million) at the Japanese box office.
With over half of previous films’ total box office earnings in its first weekend, My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission is likely to become the highest-grossing film in the franchise to date!
My Hero Academia has also had spectacular runs at the North American box office, with My Hero Academia: Two Heroes earning U.S. $5.7 million and breaking into the top 10 highest-grossing anime films domestically at the time.
But that was then outdone by My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising, which opened at #1 at the United States box office and went on to earn a total of US $10 million, becoming the eighth highest-grossing anime film of all time in the United States at the time.
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