A popular Japanese series Sword Art Online does not cease to thrill its audience! The very last weekend it surprised the fans with a new movie Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale which apparently was nothing short of a grand success, and so it deserved its place on the weekend’s top spot.
Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale made a sale of around 305,000 tickets for only one weekend, which means that, when converted into money, it made a profit of roughly $3.76 million. The movie was released in 150 theaters all over the country. After Your Name, this is the first anime movie to be #1 when it comes to its attendance and earnings.
Here you can read the synopsis for Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale:
“In 2023, 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…”
Sword Art Online Movie Premiere Date
The movie will premiere in the United States on March 9.