Evangelion: 3.0 opened on a Saturday. while Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 opened on a Monday.
The film sold 21.7% more tickets and earned 23.8% more in yen on its opening day compared to the opening day of the previous Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo film in 2012.
Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time (Shin Evangelion Gekijō-ban :||), the “final” Evangelion film, sold over 530,000 tickets for over 800 million yen (about US$7.30 million) on its first day in 466 theaters on Monday.
The three films had new MX4D and 4DX screenings in Japan that opened on December 4, 11, and 18, respectively.