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Evangelion 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance Ranks 4th in January 2011 Highest Grossing Films

Have you watched Neon Genesis Evangelion? Well if you loved the series well you will surely be glad to know that Evangelion 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance reached the number one status at the box office in Japan with a total earnings of 510 million yen in just the first two days. Evengelion 2.0 then grossed over US $40 million at the Japanese box office, making it the third highest grossing Japanese anime of 2009. This January 2011, it is being released in 70-100 screens worldwide and Funimation will be working with Eleven Arts and Cinema Asia Releasing.

Evangelion 2.0 features a new Evangelion pilot, Mari Illustrious Makinami. The opening scene will feature Mari being launched in Provisional Unit-05 to destroy the resuscitated skeleton of the Third Angel in its attack on NERV's arctic Bethany Base. She successfully defeats the Angel by self-destructing Unit-05, safely ejecting at the last moment.

The movie follows once again the story of Asuka, Shinji and Rei and the end of the world called the Third Impact. How will the world be saved will literally be thrilling to see as the movie boast an improved fight scene and graphics. Some reviewers although are scrutinizing the jam-packed narrative and jargon-heavy dialogue. Most reviewers however are happy with the new film.

"Evangelion 2.0 feels as though the project has been put on mood stabilizers: it's not any happier, but it's more stable and certainly more focused. And in the end, it's a vast improvement," said Justin Sevakis of Anime News Network.

This film is written Hideaki Anno. It is the second of four films released in the Rebuild of Evangelion tetralogy based on the original anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion. It was produced and co-distributed by Hideaki Anno's Studio Khara.

Those that made it on the top 3 of January 2011's top films are The Green Hornet from Columbia Pictures with $107,750,880; Season of the Witch from Rogue Pictures with $49,032,480; and The Dilemma from Universal Pictures with $42,343,000.

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