Film outpaces previous film in franchise by 200%
My Hero Academia THE MOVIE: World Heroes’ Mission, the third anime film in the My Hero Academia franchise, earned approximately 940 million yen (about US$8.51 million) in its first four days, after opening on Friday. The film has sold about 720,000 tickets. (Monday was a national holiday in Japan.)
The film is outpacing the previous film in the franchise, My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising, by 200.2%. My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising opened in Japan in December 2019, and earned 422,479,000 yen (about US$3.86 million at the time) in its first three days. The film eventually earned 1.79 billion yen (about US$16.2 million by current conversion). The first film in the franchise, My Hero Academia: Two Heroes, earned a total of 1.72 billion yen after it opened in July 2018.
In the story of My Hero Academia THE MOVIE: World…