Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV was released in Japan on July 9, and the public seems to love it. In fact, Square Enix has announced that the full-length CGI film has grossed 105,611,860 yen ($990,000), with 70,133 moviegoers showing up to watch.
According to a statement from distributor Aniplex, the numbers were accumulated during the first ten days of the movie’s release. Kingsglaive premiered in 44 cinemas across Japan, stealing the number 10 spot in the country’s weekly box office charts. As mentioned by Anime News Network, 22,818 tickets have been sold in two days.
Final Fantasy fans should get more excited. On July 23, cinemas will be giving away image boards showing artworks of the characters Nyx, Regis, and Glauca. At present, images of Lunafrena are being distributed.
Kingsglaive is a prequel set in the world of the upcoming Square Enix game, Final Fantasy XV. It tells the story of Regis Lucis Caelum CXIII, the father of Noctis. Kingsglaive refers to elite guards hired to defend the kingdom from invaders of the Niflheim empire.
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV will be released on August 19, 2016 in selected U.S. theaters. It will be released on Blu-ray and digital format this fall.