It’s been a year since the theatrical opening of the spinoff movie, and now the Violet Evergarden movie—which serves as a sequel to the 2018 TV anime by Kyoto Animation—is finally in theaters in Japan. The film opened on September 18, and it’s already managed to outgross the side story over the course of its first five days of release.
During this period, the Violet Evergarden movie brought 390,000 people to theaters and pulled in 559 million yen (about $5.32 million). This managed to put it in second place in the Japanese box office, right behind Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, which opened in more theaters and commanded higher-priced IMAX tickets in some locations.
Throughout its entire run, Violet Evergarden: Spin-Off – Eternity and Auto Memory Doll- earned 831 million yen, so it shouldn’t be long before the new Violet Evergarden movie eclipses its entire run. Its opening is already at 176.4 percent more revenue, which is mighty impressive and goes to show how enduring Kyoto Animation’s work is.