Sailor Moon Eternal Box Office

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We’re not going to write again pages about it. Netflix and in general streaming platforms are actually - HUGE deal for financial success. Just take the next Godzilla movie, HBO is gonna pay 200 millions for the exclusive. So imagine what the Netflix deal could bring to SM franchise (of course not that much but still).

And stop speaking about budget, etc WE HAVE NO IDEAD about budget costs and advertising about the movie. It’s not because we saw 5 photos here that we can extrapole than TOEI spend millions in publicity.

At this point we don’t know anything, specially now I highly doubt than TOEI was expecting a TOP1 movie in Japan... so yeah movie isn’t a huge success for sure in theaters (a flop... hmm well 2 weeks in top 10)... but there is still so much to come... really relax
 
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From ANN:

The first film in the two-part Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon Eternal (Pretty Guardians Sailor Moon Eternal The MOVIE) anime film project dropped from #9 to #10 in its second weekend. The film earned 21,859,180 yen (about US$210,600) from Friday to Sunday, and has earned a cumulative total of 117,373,840 yen (about US$1.13 million).
 

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*Sucks air through teeth* :unsure:

No matter how you look at it it’s not great, is it? Japan just isn’t here for CrysEternal. There again I don’t think they are here for any kind of magical girl show other than Precure or Madoka (Not even sure if the latter is all that popular anymore?) Clear Card and Doremi aren’t exactly out here selling huge numbers. That being said Sailor Moon being the huge behemoth in was in the 90s seeing it out done by Doremi is slightly embarrassing. Though it’s less about the movies quality and more about the first season of Crystal and its failures still fresh in people’s minds. (is what I believe, anyway.)

Doesn’t help that it’s just basically a theatrical continuation from Season 3 which isn’t exactly a good place to start for casual fans who haven’t seen Crystal before. Not great that they didn’t even include any kind of introduction for fans out of the loop since the 90s. Would have been so easy to add a recap at the start of the movie for a couple of minutes..

C’mon foreign fans, save Eternal! (Whenever it releases)
 

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#85
What I'd like to know if the music CD sales were good too.


There again I don’t think they are here for any kind of magical girl show other than Precure or Madoka (Not even sure if the latter is all that popular anymore?)
There's WIXOSS. Already finished season 4 in Netflix. And there's Fate Kaleid Prisma Ilya. I don't why that's not on Netflix when it has 5 Fate series in it.


No matter how you look at it it’s not great, is it?
The only good news for me is that TOEI has recovered its income already (minus advertising and all) if each movie cost 100,000 US dollars. And also the fact Disney doesn't own the :usagi: franchise. This would be a 3D movie by now if Disney gets its hands on it.
 

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What I'd like to know if the music CD sales were good too.




There's WIXOSS. Already finished season 4 in Netflix. And there's Fate Kaleid Prisma Ilya. I don't why that's not on Netflix when it has 5 Fate series in it.




The only good news for me is that TOEI has recovered its income already (minus advertising and all) if each movie cost 100,000 US dollars. And also the fact Disney doesn't own the :usagi: franchise. This would be a 3D movie by now if Disney gets its hands on it.
Would a movie cost $ 100,000? Take the example of Dragon Ball Super Broly, the budget was 8.5 million dollars.

Source : Dragon Ball Super: Broly | Película de animación logra recaudar $54 millones a nivel mundial

I very much doubt that the film part 1 is 100,000 dollars. A series of 13 episodes costs an average of 250 million Yen.

Source : Combien coûte un dessin animé japonais ?

Sailor Moon Eternal's budget, not including advertising, must be much more than an animated series budget.

I doubt very much that the Japanese market is sufficient to make profitable the expenses of creations + advertising.
 

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Would a movie cost $ 100,000? Take the example of Dragon Ball Super Broly, the budget was 8.5 million dollars.

Source : Dragon Ball Super: Broly | Película de animación logra recaudar $54 millones a nivel mundial

I very much doubt that the film part 1 is 100,000 dollars. A series of 13 episodes costs an average of 250 million Yen.

Source : Combien coûte un dessin animé japonais ?

Sailor Moon Eternal's budget, not including advertising, must be much more than an animated series budget.

I doubt very much that the Japanese market is sufficient to make profitable the expenses of creations + advertising.
Posted this a while back.

How Much Does it Cost to Make an Animated Film?

Animated film costs are often expressed in a per minute rate or a per second rate. This is the total cost of the animation for a finished minute or finished second of video and includes everything from the graphics and animations to the software used to produce the animations and the final video rendering. In terms of per finished minute, we hear animated films announced at rates of anywhere from $10,000 to more than $200,000. Likewise, animated films can cost anywhere from $50 to nearly $50,000 per finished second. Most fall somewhere in between.
 

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We don’t know if the 8.5 million for Dragon Ball includes marketing. 250 million yen for a 13 episode series.. So over 2 million dollars. Sailor Moon Eternal won’t be as long as that, but let’s say it cost the same amount to produce. I’m more worried about the costs of marketing. Sailor Moon advertisements on trains, in magazines, on shop windows. It can’t be cheap. I very much doubt Toei has made money from cinema tickets alone.

On the upside they must have got a pretty penny from Netflix for worldwide distribution. And when it’s finally released if popular then it can only mean more money for them. We will have to consider merchandise and CD sales, too. Maybe they made a pretty sum from them.

I can’t believe I’m supporting such a money hungry company during the middle of a pandemic when many don’t even have a penny to their name anymore.. The things I do for Sailor Moon! :P
 

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We don’t know if the 8.5 million for Dragon Ball includes marketing. 250 million yen for a 13 episode series.. So over 2 million dollars. Sailor Moon Eternal won’t be as long as that, but let’s say it cost the same amount to produce. I’m more worried about the costs of marketing. Sailor Moon advertisements on trains, in magazines, on shop windows. It can’t be cheap. I very much doubt Toei has made money from cinema tickets alone.
Don't forget TOEI is cheap especially with :usagi:. XD

I'm surprised a Simpsons episode is way more expensive.



We will have to consider merchandise and CD sales, too. Maybe they made a pretty sum from them.
That's pretty much what kept the :usagi: franchise going even with the disastrous budget/poor management of Seasons 1 and 2. The toy collection community is very active in Facebook.
 
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I think it would be fair to compare it to Digimon Last Evolution Kizuna. Does anybody know how much it cost? Cause all I can find is $6 million on the Spanish Wikipedia but there is no source....and it got a $2 million revenue in Japan...but a $20 million worldwide, mainly in China.
Sailor Moon could also be very popular in cinemas in Hong Kong, South Korea....dunno about China but definitely it would make money overseas.
If both moves make $2 million....Toei can count themselves lucky, and so can we. But let's be clear the pandemic has not helped, at all.
 
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The international fan base is going to give Eternal all the money it needs to give us a Stars film, and hopefully the Netflix deal means more money to inject into a new series or movie or something. With Sailor Moon being on Netflix internationally, literally everyone can tune in to watch it.
 
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Seriously? And I thought it was a very tech-oriented and innovative country.
People think so! They create PS5’s, robots and all sort of other amazing things. But then they still prefer to use fax machines (!!) over E-mail, still prefer using their hanko (name stamp) over digital signature and so many other types of antiquated technology.
 
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People think so! They create PS5’s, robots and all sort of other amazing things. But then they still prefer to use fax machines (!!) over E-mail, still prefer using their hanko (name stamp) over digital signature and so many other types of antiquated technology.
Very interesting cultural aspects. Thanks for sharing.
 
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People think so! They create PS5’s, robots and all sort of other amazing things. But then they still prefer to use fax machines (!!) over E-mail, still prefer using their hanko (name stamp) over digital signature and so many other types of antiquated technology.
Good, sell all the equipment and make the money....but baby, I ain't using no fax machine....You can fax right from your phone these days. I'm straight digital. I'm so lazy and I have Alexa..

Me: Alexa play Sailor Moon theme song.
Alexa: Playing Sailor Moon theme song Moonlight Densetsu by Camille and Kennerly
Me: This is not what I wanted to hear but it is the tune so I won't unplug you this time....

Alexa actually played this when I asked her to play Sailor Moon Theme while writing this post.
 
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