My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission Film Surpasses Series’ All-Time Box Office Record in Japan

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We previously reported on how My Hero Academia‘s third feature film, My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission, was well on its way to becoming the franchise’s highest-grossing film to date in Japan, and now it’s done just that in a mere two weeks!

After its second 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, surpassing the previous two films’ lifetime gross at the Japanese box office.

A special promo video for the film was also released, featuring Asian Kung-Fu Generation’s insert song, “Flowers.”

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 long weekend, which is reportedly 200.2% more than My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising.

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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.

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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 U.S. box office and went on to earn a total of U.S. $10 million, becoming the eighth highest-grossing anime in the U.S. at the time.

RELATED: My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising Smashes Box Office With Over $10 Million

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Source: Oricon

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