Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time anime studio Khara revealed on their Twitter account today that the final Evangelion film had made 7 billion yen (US$63,757,502) at the Japanese box office, certifying it as one of the biggest blockbusters of the year, and solidifying it as the highest-grossing Evangelion film in the franchise–in fact, it has already outgrossed the combined domestic box office totals for 1.11 and 2.22 in just 30 days after release.
— 株式会社カラー (@khara_inc) April 7, 2021
In the above Tweet, Khara thanked fans for watching the film and exclaimed that “the highest records of the series are being broken.”
Though, Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 is still behind Evangelion: 3.0‘s worldwide box office gross of US$67,282,623, which was achieved in 2012/2013 with a better currency conversion between the United States dollar and the Japanese Yen. But at only a mere US$5 million between 3.0 and 3.0+1.0, it shouldn’t be long until the final Evangelion film overtakes its previous film to be the highest-grossing Evangelion film of all time.
Evangelion 3.0+1.0 finally opened in Japan after being delayed twice due to the coronavirus pandemic on March 8, breaking franchise records on the first day and eventually becoming the highest-grossing film in the franchise in Japan in less than a month. It is the longest film in the franchise (not including compilations or special screenings). There is no word yet on an international release of the film.
Source: Studio Khara on Twitter
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.