Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time, the final film in the Rebuild of Evangelion film series is the highest-grossing film in Japan of 2021.
The information comes from the Japanese film news site Eiga (which means movie in Japanese), which recorded to highest-grossing films for the year in Japan, both domestic and foreign. This was published on the 12th of December.
Here is a list of the highest-grossing films in Japan:
|Film||Box Office Gross (as of 12/12/2021)|
|1||Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time||10.28 billion yen||US$89.5 million|
|2||Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet||7.65 billion yen||US$66.6 million|
|3||BELLE||6.53 billion yen||US$56.9 million|
|4||Tokyo Revengers||4.47 billion yen||US$38.9 million|
|5||Rurouni Kenshin: The Final||4.34 billion yen||US$37.8 million|
|6||The Untold Tale of the Three Kingdoms||4.03 billion yen||US$35.1 million|
|7||ARASHI Anniversary Tour 5×20 FILM “Record of Memories”||4.0 billion yen||US$35 million|
|8||We Made a Beautiful Bouquet||3.81 billion yen||US$33.2 million|
|9||Masquerade Night||3.77 billion yen||US$32.8 million|
|10||My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission||3.37 billion yen||US$29.3 million|
It should be noted that as of the making of the article, there are still several movies still airing in cinemas whose top-grossing has not been revealed or we’re only known after the publishing of this list on December 12th. This includes the recent Jujutsu Kaisen 0.
Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time released after years of being stuck in development. It was originally going to be released in 2015 as ‘Evanlgeion: Final’. It is the fourth and final part of the Rebuild of Evangelion series.
With such a history and being attached to a franchise as iconic to anime as Evangelion, it’s no surprise that the film was able to become the highest-grossing film of the year in its native country of Japan.