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Monday, November 19, 2012

Evangelion: 3.0 Earns Japan's Highest Weekend Box Office of 2012 [News via AnimeNewsNetwork]

Sells 771,764 tickets for 1,131,004,600 yen (US$13,913,200) on 223 screens

 Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (Evangelion Shin Gekijō-ban Q) earned 1,131,004,600 yen (about US$13,913,200) this past weekend, and thus earned the highest weekend box office in Japan this year. It sold 771,764 tickets on 223 screens.

The third film in Hideaki Anno and Khara's four-part remake of Gainax's Neon Genesis Evangelion anime series sold 443,408 tickets for 648,383,550 yen (US$7,976,200) on Saturday. It then sold 358,356 tickets for 482,621,050 yen (US$5,937,000) on Sunday.

The previous record holder of 2012 was the manga-based live-action Brave Hearts Umizaru film, which opened during the July 14-15 weekend.

[News via AnimeNewsNetwork

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