From Anime News Network:
The first of four Evangelion science fiction movie remakes, Evangelion: 1.0 You Are [Not] Alone, opened to packed houses to take #1 on the top ten chart for this past weekend’s box office in Japan. The distributor Nikkatsu announced that 236,158 people spent 280 million yen (about US$2.4 million) at 84 theaters to watch it, the only new film in the top ten. This was one of the rare times that a film opened in less than 100 theaters at first place.
Mike’s Take: fansubs, please. I want to see if marriage, stability, anti-depressants, and a continuing disdain for his fellow countrymen has made any difference in his storytelling skills. It’s pretty astonishing that you can go to the top of the box office on so few screens. You’re a lucky man, Mr. Anno.