MY HERO ACADEMIA: TWO HEROES Proves to Be a Box Off Hero for Funimation Films
First Feature Film of the Global Hit Anime Franchise Brings in Nearly $2 Million at the Box Office, Out-Earning the Competition by $1400/Per Screen
Source: Funimation Films press release
Official Movie Site: heroaca-movie.com (Japan), funimationfilms.com/myheroacademia (US)
Special Thanks to Scott Barretto
The theatrical release of Funimation Films’ highly anticipated MY HERO ACADEMIA: TWO HEROES (僕のヒーローアカデミア THE MOVIE ～２人の英雄～, Boku no Hiiroo Akademia THE MOVIE ～２-ri no Hīroo～, 2018) is producing heroic box office returns, outpacing any other top 10 film in per screen revenue totals by almost $1200 for the first day and by over $1,400 on the second day in its five-day run in over 500 theaters across the U.S. and Canada. The first ever feature film based on the hit global franchise MY HERO ACADEMIA from Toho Co. Ltd., is on track to earn well over $2 million dollars by this afternoon. In addition, it garnered two of the top engagements in North American last night, and ranked as the #3 film over all despite its limited release. On its first night the film had three of the top engagements and ranked 5th overall.
“We were convinced that moviegoers would come out for MY HERO ACADEMIA: TWO HEROES based on the incredible responses we received to the franchise at our San Diego Comic Con panel and our sold-out world premiere during Anime Expo,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and President of Funimation. “The box office success to date is extremely gratifying and we are already working with exhibitors to add additional theater locations and showtimes to keep up with the tremendous demand from audiences.”
MY HERO ACADEMIA: TWO HEROES is available in English dub tonight and on September 29 and in the original Japanese (English subtitles) on September 26 and October 2. Based on the film’s box office success, exhibitors are adding showtimes on Friday, September 28 and Sunday, September 30 in select locations. Check local listings for more information. Theater locations and ticketing available here.
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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 earlier that year. 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.
For more information on MY HERO ACADEMIA: TWO HEROES, please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan:
- Funimation and Toho Announce Super Hero Sized World Premiere of MY HERO ACADEMIA: TWO HEROES at Anime Expo 2018
- MY HERO ACADEMIA: TWO HEROES Image Gallery From Toho
- Anime’s Hottest New Heroes To Hit the Big Screen with MY HERO ACADEMIA: TWO HEROES with U.S. and Canadian Theatrical Release Set for September 25 Debut
- MY HERO ACADEMIA: TWO HEROES Advance Tickets Now Available; English Dub Red Carpet World Premiere Set for September 13 in L.A.
- MY HERO ACADEMIA: TWO HEROES Opens Today Across U.S. and Canada for Five-Day Limited Theatrical Run