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It’s a five-peat for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever at the weekend box office

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

The weekend box office wasn’t too exciting as the top five was a repeat from the previous weekend. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever did it again taking the top of the box office. The movie grossed $11.1 million over the weekend bringing its total gross to $409.8 million. Over the week, the film grossed $18.7 million to bring its international gross to $358 million. Worldwide, the movie has earned $767.8 million.

In second place was Violent Night which grossed just under $8.7 million. The movie has grossed $26.7 million at the domestic box office. Over the week, the movie grossed about $8 million internationally where it has now grossed $15.1 million. Worldwide, the movie stands at $41.8 million.

Strange World came in third with $3.6 million. The movie has earned $30.5 million so far at the domestic box office. Internationally, the film added about $6.2 million to its total to bring that to $23 million. Worldwide, the movie has grossed $53.5 million.

The Menu was fourth with an estimated $2.7 million. The film has grossed a little over $29 million domestically. Over the week, the film grossed about $6.2 million to bring that to $28.7 million. Worldwide, the movie has earned $57.7 million.

Rounding out the top five was Devotion which earned just under $2 million. It has grossed just under $17 million at the domestic box office so far. The movie also earned about $448,000 internationally over the week where it now has grossed $552,917. Worldwide, the film stands at $17.5 million.

In comic film news…

Black Adam improved one spot with an estimated $1.3 million to bring its domestic total up to just under $166.9 million. Over the week, the film added about $3 million internationally to bring that to $222 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $388.9 million.

Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time debuted at #16 for the weekend with $280,550. Domestically, it has grossed $755,267. Internationally, the film has already grossed $92.9 million for a worldwide gross of $93.7 million.

The week’s overall box office success…

Numbers have 54 films earning $37,644,613 from 32,938 theaters. That’s a drop of near 25% from last weekend’s $52,626,631 from 32,607 theaters and 52 films. The average earning was $1,142.89 this past weekend, a little more than half of last weekend’s $1,613.97.

GKIDS to release Evangelion:3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time In US Theaters For The First Time

Evangelion:3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time

GKIDS has announced it will bring the highly anticipated fourth and final installment of the new theatrical “Rebuild” editions of the Evangelion franchise, to theaters nationwide. GKIDS, in partnership with Fathom Events, will hold event screenings of the highly anticipated finale on December 6th, 8th and 11th only. 

Tickets will be available beginning November 2nd at FathomEvents.comGKIDS.com/EVANGELION and participating theater box offices.  

Evangelion:3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time was released in Japanese theaters in 2021, where it was a critical and box office success becoming the highest-grossing film of the year with ¥10.28 billion (~$85 million) in local box office. The release marks the first time the film will be available in theaters in North America since its domestic release in Japan. 

Created by Hideaki Anno, the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise is considered one of the most influential animated sagas of all time. Since the 1995 premiere of the original television series, the story of teenager Shinji Ikari has remained one of the most iconic titles in animation history, and a global pop culture phenomenon.

Following the conclusion of the beloved 1995 television show, the legendary project received new life as the Evangelion movie seriesThe theatrical film series began with EVANGELION:1.11 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE (2007), followed by EVANGELION:2.22 YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE (2009), EVANGELION:3.33 YOU CAN (NOT) REDO (2012), and culminating in the finale Evangelion:3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time

Last year, GKIDS released the original twenty-six episode television series, NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, as well as the films EVANGELION:DEATH (TRUE)2 and THE END OF EVANGELION on Blu-ray and digital download-to-own for the first time in North America. GKIDS also handles North American distribution for creator Hideaki Anno’s prior series, NADIA: The Secret of Blue Water.

From legendary director Hideaki Anno, EVANGELION:3.0+1.01 THRICE UPON A TIME is the fourth and final installment of the REBUILD OF EVANGELION films, bringing an epic conclusion to the story of Shinji and his fellow Eva pilots, with the stunning visuals and thought-provoking storytelling that has made EVANGELION a global pop culture phenomenon.

Misato and her anti-NERV group Wille arrive at Paris, a city now red from core-ization. Crew from the flagship Wunder land on a containment tower. They only have 720 seconds to restore the city. When a horde of NERV Evas appear, Mari’s improved Eva Unit 8 must intercept. Meanwhile, Shinji, Asuka, and Rei (Provisional Name) wander about Japan.

Dark Horse Manga Presents the Conclusion of ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion — The Shinji Ikari Raising Project’

Dark Horse Manga returns to the alternate world from the final episode of Evangelion in the Neon Genesis Evangelion-The Shinji Ikari Raising Project Omnibus Volume 6. The final book of this six-part saga features story and art by Osamu Takahashi (Isuca) and collects volumes 16-18 of the series.

The most popular Evangelion spinoff ever returns to finish the story! While a school play starring Rei and Asuka as star-crossed lovers makes some ponder just where Shinji fits in, the question of whether he can make up his mind may become moot as SEELE makes their final bid to seize the Magi System with a ruthless scheme—taking Rei’s own memories hostage!

Neon Genesis Evangelion-The Shinji Ikari Raising Project Omnibus Volume 6 trade paperback will be in comic shops and bookstores December 28, 2022. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop and bookstore. Neon Genesis Evangelion-The Shinji Ikari Raising Project Omnibus Volume 6 will retail for $24.99.

Neon Genesis Evangelion-The Shinji Ikari Raising Project Omnibus Volume 6

Loot Anime Episode 20 “Rise Up” Unboxing

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We open up the box to show off what’s inside and what we think of the box.

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Only 5 Days Left To Get Your Nerd Block

You have until May 15 at 11:59 PM EST to sign up for the Ani-May themed Nerd Block! With a Funko Pop figure and titles like My Neighbor Totoro and Evangelion included, why would you want to miss this?

Nerd Block Ani-MAY

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Tour San Francisco With Free Anime Evengelion 2.0 Voice Tour Guide APP

New People has announced the debut of a new iPhone app that will launch in time for 2012 J-POP Summit Festival this weekend. The EvaNavi San Francisco Voice Tour Guide is a fun English audio application designed for the iPhone® that incorporates aspects from the hit Evangelion 2.0 sci-fi anime property to guide users to 60 notable attractions around San Francisco.

The EvaNavi SF application is available for FREE download from the iPhone®/iTunes® AppStore at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id549431695?mt=8.

Anime fans, tourists, and even local residents can get to know the City by the Bay in an entirely new way with a unique audio guide powered by the voice of Mari Makinami Illustrious (voiced in English by actress Trina Nishimura) of the famed Evangelion:2.0: You Can (Not) Advance anime film. The EvaNavi SF application was specially produced for North American fans and made possible by official support and approval from the creators of Evangelion 2.0 in association with NAVIelite and developed and designed by the Japanese IT creative company and web/mobile app developer KAYAC, Inc.


San Francisco is world-renowned for an array of unique restaurants, stores, landmarks and other points of interest. EvaNavi SF features many unique locations ranging from the Japanese pop culture entertainment complex of NEW PEOPLE and the J-Pop inspired Hotel Tomo, to must-visit stops for anime fans and gamers such as the Cartoon Art Museum, the Super 7 collectables store, and Gamescape, as well as scrumptious Japanese eateries and live music venues such as Kiss Seafood, Juban Yakiniku House, Blowfish Sushi to Die For and Yoshi’s San Francisco. The app also highlights many of the Bay Area’s non-J-Pop attractions such as Citylights Bookstore, Radio Habana Social Club, Chronicle Books and many more “Must” local attractions.


The EvaNavi SF Voice Tour Guide launches in “EvaNavi Map” mode and shows 60 “must see” pop culture-inspired locations all over the city. Users can easily find the attractions nearest to them by turning on the app’s geo-locator and tapping the arrow to locate themselves by GPS. An easy-to-use “Spot List” mode quickly finds locations sorted by distance as well as in alphabetical order. Other features include one-tap playing and easy audio controls as well as on/off options for spot notifications. The application is compatible with iOS 4.0 and up and requires iPhone (3GS and up) with internet or cellular data connection.

J-Pop Summit Presents Real Escape Game x Evangelion In August

New People is co-presenting, along with creative company SCRAP, a brand new installment of “Real Escape Game,”  for the upcoming 2012 J-Pop Summit Festival, an all-day, weekend-long event taking place in San Francisco’s Japantown (presented in association with the Japantown Merchant Association) on Saturday, August 25th and Sunday, August 26th. Multiple daily game sessions will be offered during the J-Pop Summit Festival on both Saturday and Sunday.

“The Real Escape Game,” is an inventive puzzle solving interactive game event, originally created in Japan, which requires players to cooperate and use their intuition and detective skills to solve multiple mysteries within a limited time.

For the J-Pop Summit Festival, a very special version of the game – “Real Escape Game x Evangelion: Escape from an Angel” – will be presented by New People, Real Escape Game creative company, SCRAP, along with Nippon Television and Evangelion licensor Ground Works. The game will begin inside the New People venue’s cinema and then move outdoors with participants seeking out clues, puzzles and hints that will be hidden throughout Japantown.

More than 10,000 people played the “Real Escape Game x Evangelion: Escape from an Angel” when it debuted in Japan last year.

Game Times For “Real Escape Game x Evangelion: Escape from an Angel ”
Saturday, August 25th:

11:00 AM, 11:45 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:15 PM, 2:00 PM, 2:45 PM, 3:30 PM, 4:15 PM

Sunday, August 26th:

11:00 AM, 11:45 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:15 PM, 2:00 PM, 2:45 PM, 3:30 PM, 4:15 PM

Early bird tickets are now available for $20 if purchased 30 days before event; Advance tickets are $25 if purchased 6 hours before event; Tickets at the door (subject to availability) are $30. Each game session lasts about 90 minutes. Advance tickets and complete game details are available at: http://regxeva.eventbrite.com.

**Note: The Game puzzles require no special skills or knowledge to solve; all puzzles can be solved with use of intuitive logic and deductive reasoning. All aspects of The Game will be conducted in English.

The game is built around the theme of a secret NERV outpost that is suddenly surrounded by hostiles. The operatives are trapped by a group of invisible “Angels.” Suddenly, a strange melody can be heard and a cryptic code comes through on MAGI. As NERV agent, you must now figure out how to escape from this mysterious place, if you can!

Information about the Festival is available at J-Pop.com and features regular updates. Additional official news alerts over the coming weeks will detail specific events, attractions, event partners and sponsors as well as Guest of Honor appearances. Additional information about Real Escape Game is available at RealEscapeGame.com.

New People In San Francisco Presents Evangelion Stamp Rally For 2012 J-Pop Summit

New People brings the latest Japanese game phenomenon to the U.S. for the 2012 J-POP Summit Festival as it participates in the first-ever Evangelion Worldwide Stamp-Rally. The 2012 J-POP Summit Festival takes place across San Francisco’s Japantown in cooperation with the Japantown Merchant Association on Saturday, August 25th and Sunday, August 26th.

The Evangelion Worldwide Stamp-Rally is inspired by a popular summertime activity in Japan where players travel to different locations (usually train stations) to acquire special stamps, which are collected and often redeemed for prizes. The Evangelion Worldwide Stamp-Rally is a global event billed as the most difficult and longest distance stamp-rally in history. The Rally will be entered into the 2012 Guinness Book of World Records and will require players to secure specially-made Evangelion stamps from venues in Tokyo, Beijing and Paris, in addition to New People in San Francisco during the 2012 J-POP Summit Festival.

Players that secure stamps from all 4 international venues are eligible to win rare Evangelion collectables as prizes! Even for those who only collect stamps from Japan and one other country (France, USA, or China) can be eligible for a little special gift. More details about the prize collection will be announced in the near future.

Other participating cities/venues for the EVANGELION WOLRDWIDE STAMP-RALLY include:

Paris, France – 2012 Japan Expo, July 5th – 8th

Tokyo, Japan – Shiohaku 2012, NTV Tower Shiodome, July 25th – Aug. 26th

Beijing, China – ICAC: International Comic and Animation Convention, Nov. 3rd – 11th

The special Evangelion stamp station will be located at the U.S. Premiere of the Evangelion Pop-Up Museum, to be installed for the duration of the J-POP Summit (8/25 & 8/26) inside New People’s Superfrog Gallery. The accompanying stamp sheet will be given away at the same location (while supplies last). Even if you are unable to collect all four stamps, the stamp sheet with the San Francisco Evangelion design on it will become a wonderful collectable for fans.

New People’s spacious 3rd floor exhibit space will be transformed for a limited time to showcase an extensive collection of original concept and production art, character drawings and other key artifacts from the famed Evangelion 1.0 and 2.0 feature films. A variety of rare and valuable Evangelion books, toys and collectables, and other items will also be on display.

In the Evangelion: 1.0 and 2.0 films,fourteen year old Shinji Ikari is called the futuristic Tokyo-3 by his father who he hasn’t seen in more than eight years. His father reveals to him a gigantic humanoid weapons system that the special governmental agency has secretly developed to fight alien invaders called Angels. He enlists Shinji to pilot the giant artificial human Evangelion Unit One. In an explosive new storyline full of brutal action and primal emotion, a group of young pilots maneuver their towering, cyborg Eva Units into combat against a deadly and disturbing enemy.  The third film of the series, Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, is set for release in Japan this fall.

A variety of other pop-inspired attractions including fashion shows, theatrical film premieres,  live art performances, celebrity appearances, and mini-concerts by some of Japan’s hottest bands are planned for the 2012 J-POP Summit both inside the New People complex, and outdoors at the adjacent Peace Plaza. Innovative artists from Japan will join a variety of product merchants and food vendors from the Bay Area to offer an array of pop-inspired products and delicacies for sale in open air displays on both sides of Post Street, the main Japantown thoroughfare.

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