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My Hero Academia: Two Heroes Takes Top Slot in 2018 North American Anime Box Office Rankings


My Hero Academia: Two Heroes Takes Top Slot in 2018 North American Anime Box Office Rankings

2018’s top grossing anime films in North America have been revealed, and My Hero Academia: Two Heroes continues to prove itself a smash hit.

In the end of the year rankings of the year’s top grossing films in North America by Box Office Mojo and the Animation Business Journal, several anime films proved highly popular among audiences in the United States and Canada.

Chief among them was My Hero Academia: One’s Justice, the My Hero Academia series’ first movie. The shonen film proved the highest grossing release at the box office for the region, pulling in $5,754,556 during its run.

Two heroes was followed by several other new anime film offerings, including GKIDS’ Mary and the Witch’s Flower, Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us and Mirai, grossing $2,418,404, $789,170 and $686,545 respectively.

Other notable new films saw modest returns as well, with Studio Shaft’s Fireworks earning $525,280 and Masaki Yuasa’s The Night is Long, Walk on Girl taking in $406,490.

In rereleases, the rescreenings of several Dragon Ball Z films in anticipation of Dragon Ball Super: Broly’s North American release and several Ghibli Fest films drew high profits, with the latter’s Princess Mononoke grossing $1,423,877 overall.

The high ranking is the latest feather in Two Heroes’ cap. During its initial release, the film reached the #10 slot in North America’s highest grossing anime films of all time.

It was likewise one of several outings the series saw across multiple mediums in 2018. The series saw its first video game, My Hero One’s Justice, release across multiple consoles, while the anime and manga continued to see high popularity and praise.

The film is currently slated for a home release in Japan on Feb. 13, 2019, though no official release date has been confirmed for North America.

For more on all things My Hero Academia, check out the recent teaser and new key visual for its fourth season, slated to begin in Oct. 2019.

[Sources: Anime News Network, Box Office Mojo, Animation Business Journal]

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