Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale’s staff have announced that the film has earned more then 3.35 billion yen or 30.1 million US dollars in it’s worldwide screening, and the film has sold more than 2,750,000 tickets.
The film earned 2,503,140,460 yen or 22.5 million US dollars and sold 1,758,928 tickets in Japan. The film opened in Japan on February 18th and sold 425,762,760 yen or 3.76 million US dollars in its opening weekend.
The film also made 1.35 million US dollars in its North American theater screenings on March 9th. The film has also screened in Canada from March 17-19. The film film returned in U.S. theaters with the English dub on April 22nd.
The films description reads:
In 2022, the world of virtual reality was upended by the arrival of a new invention from a genius programmer, Akihiko Kayaba, called NerveGear. It was the first full-dive system, and with it, came endless possibilities to VRMMORPGs.
In 2026, a new machine called the Augma is developed to compete against the NerveGear and its successor, the Amusphere. A next-gen wearable device, the Augma doesn’t have a full-dive function like its predecessors. Instead, it uses Augmented Reality (AR) to get players into the game. It is safe, user-friendly and lets users play while they are conscious, making it an instant hit on the market. The most popular game on the system is “Ordinal Scale” (aka: OS), an ARMMORPG developed exclusively for the Augma.
Asuna and the gang have already been playing OS for a while, by the time Kirito decides to join them. They’re about to find out that Ordinal Scale isn’t all fun and games…
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