Gundam SEED FREEDOM Becomes Franchise’s #1 All-Time Film at Japanese Box Office – News

Film overtakes Gundam III: Encounters in Space by promoting 1.63 million tickets for two.68 billion yen


The employees for the Mobile Suit Gundam Seed FREEDOM anime movie introduced on Tuesday that the movie has offered 1.63 million tickets for two.68 billion yen (about US$17.94 million) as of Monday, its 18th day within the Japanese field workplace. As a consequence, it’s now the very best-incomes movie within the Gundam franchise at the Japanese field workplace, overtaking the 1982 Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space anime movie’s 2.3 billion yen (US$15.5 million by present conversion).

The movie offered 634,182 tickets for 1,065,983,130 yen (about US$7.20 million) in its first three days. This marked the Gundam franchise‘s highest three-day opening in field workplace earnings, and the most important opening weekend for a movie up to now this yr in Japan. The movie topped Japan’s field workplace in its first weekend.

The movie opened in Japan on January 26. The movie is deliberate for screenings in 56 international locations and territories.

Mobile Suit Gundam Seed director Mitsuo Fukuda directed the movie at Bandai Namco Filmworks. Fukuda additionally co-wrote the script alongside along with his late spouse Chiaki Morosawa and Liu Goto. Hisashi Hirai (Mobile Suit Gundam Seed) designed the characters.

Takanori Nishikawa (the artist often known as T.M. Revolution) performs the movie’s theme music “Freedom” with producer t.komuro (Tetsuya Komuro). See-Saw returned to the franchise to carry out the ending music “Sarigiwa no Romantics” (Romantics Upon Parting), the primary new music from the duo in twenty years.

Source: Press launch

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