My Hero Academia is continuing to ride high despite Season 5 now officially being over (for those who don’t mind the subtitle version). But for those wanting a little something more before the true hiatus begins, the latest movie in the acclaimed franchise has arrived in US theaters. My Hero Academia World Heroes Mission is not only the biggest movie they’ve done so far, but it’s also doing incredible well at the box office based on the latest reports coming out.
Box Office Mojo revealed that My Hero Academia World Heroes Mission had a very strong opening day on Friday despite only being in select theaters around the country (and obviously not having as many run times as other films). They showed both the subbed and dubbed versions where available. It made 2.8 million on Friday, and given the 1500 theaters it was in, that’s not bad. What’s more, it’s more than likely that Saturday did more, and Sunday possibly did about the same. Which means it really did have a strong opening for an anime film.
Furthermore, overseas it’s already grossed about $35 million, and it’s already outpacing what was done with the second movie via Heroes Rising. It’s also important to note that the creators of My Hero Academia weren’t sure that a third movie was going to be made, and yet, the fans were able to will it to happen, so this success proves that the decision to make the film was a wise one.
This also builds on the success of other anime films in the box office, including the incredible success of Demon Slayer Mugen Train, which was one of the biggest box office hits in 2020 despite being an anime movie.
It’ll be very interesting to see how World Heroes Mission does once its run is over, and whether it’ll “go beyond” even the highest of expectations.