Funimation revealed on Tuesday that My Hero Academia THE MOVIE: World Heroes’ Mission, the third anime film in the My Hero Academia franchise, has earned over US$10 million at the North American box office, listing it as the 11th anime film to pass this milestone.
The film debuted at #2 in the U.S. on its opening day on October 29, earning an estimated US$2,882,381 in 1,602 theaters. The film earned about US$6,403,286 in the United States from October 29-31, ranking at #4 for its opening weekend.
Funimation released a 76-page My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission Vol. W Specialty Manga Booklet featuring a specialty manga to theatergoers from October 29-31 in the U.S.
My Hero Academia THE MOVIE: World Heroes’ Mission began screening in over 1,500 theaters in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland on October 29, and in Australia and New Zealand on October 28. The film will also screen in Latin America in Spanish and Portuguese.
The film opened on August 6 in Japan, and has earned a cumulative total of 3,183,773,400 yen (about US$28.68 million) as of September 26. The film is the highest-earning among all three My Hero Academia franchise anime films, surpassing the 1.79 billion yen (about US$16.2 million by current conversion) of the second film, My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising.
In the U.S., My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising earned $13.3 million in theaters, although the film opened in February 2020, two weeks before many theater chains closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the story of My Hero Academia THE MOVIE: World Heroes’ Mission, a mysterious organization dedicated to the destruction of people with Quirks has issued a threat and set bombs all over the world. Pro Heroes and those in Hero Internships scramble to find the bombs. Deku, Bakugo, and Todoroki encounter Rody, a boy living in a mobile home in their designated area of Otheon, and end up working with him.
Original manga creator Kōhei Horikoshi again served as chief supervisor and original character designer. Kenji Nagasaki returned from the television series and two previous films in the franchise to direct the new film at BONES. Other returning staff members include scriptwriter Yousuke Kuroda, character designer Yoshihiko Umakoshi, and composer Yuki Hayashi. Asian Kung-Fu Generation performed the film’s theme song “Empathy” and the film’s insert song “Flowers.”
Source: Funimation (Liam Dempsey)