Love Live! The School Idol Movie Crosses 1.4 Billion Yen with over 1 Million Tickets Sold

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It has been almost a month since the release of the Love Live! The School Idol Movie, and it has now made over 1.4 Billion Yen (~ 11.4 Million USD) at the Japanese box office. This equates to over 1 Million tickets being sold.

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Over 1 Million tickets have been sold for the Love Live! The School Idol Movie, which has just passed its 4th weekend in cinemas. The film is currently 2nd at the weekend box office, just behind Avengers: Age of Ultron that launched on the 4th. The Love Live! movie debuted at #1 in its June 13 release, earning over 400 Million Yen (~ 3.259 Million USD) in its first two days, becoming one of the highest earning anime films in that time frame.

Here is the main cast of the anime celebrating the film’s release:

For fans outside of Japan do not fret, starting from August the film will release in various countries in the Summer for a limited run. Here is the full list of countries that will show Love Live! The School Idol Movie:

  • Taiwan
    Handler: Top-Insight International Co., Ltd.
    Cities: Taipei and other major cities
    Start Date: Early August, 2015
  • Hong Kong
    Handler: Top-Insight International Co., Ltd.
    Start Date: August 6, 2015
  • Korea
    Handler: ANIPLUS INC.
    Cities: Seoul, Pusan, and other major cities
    Start Date: Early August, 2015
  • Thailand
    Handler: Dream Express (DEX) Co., Ltd.
    City: Bangkok
    Date (Screening Event): Late August, 2015
  • USA
    Handler: NIS America, Inc.
    Cities: Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, Washington D.C., Dallas and other major cities
    Start Date: September 12, 2015
  • Australia
    Handler: MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT PTY. LTD.
    Cities: Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and other major cities
    Start Date (1 Weekend Screening): September, 2015 *Actual date TBD.
  • New Zealand
    Handler: MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT PTY. LTD.
    Cities: Auckland, Wellington and other major cities
    Start Date (1 Weekend Screening): September, 2015 *Actual date TBD.
  • Malaysia, Philippines
    Handler: ODEX PRIVATE LIMITED
    Start Date: October 1, 2015
  • Singapore
    Handler: ODEX PRIVATE LIMITED
    Start Date: October 8, 2015
    *Premier screening event date TBD.
  • Vietnam, Brunei
    Handler: ODEX PRIVATE LIMITED
    Start Date: Early October, 2015
  • Indonesia
    Handler: ODEX PRIVATE LIMITED
    Start Date: October 21, 2015

Here is the latest trailer for Love Live! The School Idol Movie:

The most recent commercial:

And the music sequence for Angelic Angel :

Love Live! School Idol Project is an original anime produced by Sunrise studios that aired in January 2013. The conception of the anime project started in 2010 by Dengeki G’s Magazine. The editors wanted the project to be heavily influenced by fans, such as the costumes, hairstyles and names. Throughout this process, a manga of the project simply called Love Live! began in early 2012 by Sakurako Kimino and Arumi Tokita. The next part in the project was the anime series, followed by this app and an OVA. The second season of Love Live! School Idol Project aired last year.

Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:

Otonokizaka High School stands on the border of three cities: Akihabara—a pop culture mecca that’s evolving by the minute; Kanda—a conservative, cultured city where history and tradition reign supreme; and Jinbo—a quiet area reserved for a more mature, sophisticated population. Amidst this culture clash, the school now faces closure due to the enrollment of fewer and fewer students.

With the school planning to close within three years, nine female students come together with one thing in mind—form a pop idol group to revive the school’s popularity and keep it from shutting down. “In order to protect our beloved school, there’s only one thing we can do… become pop stars!”

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Love Live! The School Idol Movie is currently out now in Japanese theatres. The film will then be released internationally from August in various other countries, including: the Philippines, Australia, Hong Kong and the United States.

You can visit the anime’s website for more information: http://www.lovelive-anime.jp/
And follow their Twitter as well: @LoveLive_staff

 
Source Article – Anime New Network
Source Article – Anime! Anime! Japan
“Love Live! The School Idol Movie”, “Love Live! School Idol Project”, images, video and all associated brands and titles © 2015 Love Live! Project, Sunrise and ASCII Media Works


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