The film opened in Japan on February 18, and sold about 308,376 tickets for 425,762,760 yen (about US$3.76 milion) in its opening weekend.
Aniplex of America reported on Friday that the Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale anime film surpassed US$1.35 million in ticket sales in its opening weekend in North American theaters.
The film was the first anime film to rank #1 in both weekend attendance and weekend box office receipt totals since Makoto Shinkai’s your name.
Aniplex of America and Eleven Arts opened the film in the United States on March 9 after a Hollywood premiere on March 1.
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