Everyone’s excited about that other box office hit, but let’s not forget Violet Evergarden: The Movie. The film, a sequel to the Kyoto Animation series, has been going strong since its debut back in October.
Oricon reports that Violet Evergarden: The Movie has officially surpassed 2 billion yen after 11 weeks in theaters. It can be hard to get perspective, because Demon Slayer has made almost 30 billion. But 2 billion yen is, like, really good!
In fact, this makes Violet Evergarden only the second KyoAni film to make 2 billion, the first being A Silent Voice.
2 billion yen is just over $19 million at the present exchange rate.
The film is set to re-expand back into more theaters starting December 11, so the earnings aren’t over yet, either.
Congratulations to Kyoto Animation, who have spent the last year-plus recovering from tragedy to deliver a critically and financially successful film.
Here’s how Madman describes the Violet Evergarden film:
After working as an Auto Memory Doll, Violet Evergarden has come to learn the meaning of the words “I love you.” Her soul, which has been deeply scarred by the war, has begun to heal. She continues to move forward in life, helping others in need, while keeping the words of the first person who ever said “I love you” to her close to her heart. When she takes on a job to write a letter for a terminally-ill boy, time starts to move forward.