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
FLOWER MOUND, TX – September 27, 2018. The theatrical release of Funimation Films’ highly anticipated “My Hero Academia: Two Heroes,” 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 overall 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.
Our favorite young hero-in-training is in for a wild ride when villains threaten the artificial moving city, I-Island. Deku and All Might receive an invitation to I-Expo, the world’s leading exhibition of Quirk abilities and hero item innovations! Amid the excitement, sponsors, and pros from all over, Deku meets Melissa, a girl who is Quirkless just like he once was. Suddenly, I-Expo’s top-of-the-line security system gets hacked by villains, and a sinister plan is set in motion. It’s a serious threat to hero society and one man holds the key to it all—the symbol of peace, All Might.
“My Hero Academia” was the most awarded anime series of 2017. Awards and accolades included IGN’s “Best of 2017 – Anime of the Year” and “2017 People’s Choice – Anime of the Year” awards, seven top honors at the Crunchyroll Anime Awards, ComicBook.com’s “2017 Golden Issue Award for Best Shonen Series” and the #1 spot on both Anime News Network’s “Best of 2017 Mega Poll” and GameSpot’s “Top Ten Anime of 2017.” For more information on My Hero Academia, visit funimation.com/myheroacademia.
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.” 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.