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Howl's Moving Castle Box Office Update

posted on 2005-07-21 15:53 EDT
Some fun statistics

Howl's Moving Castle continues to lose theaters, this past weekend the movie was screened in 133 theaters, 44 fewer than the previous weekend. It earned $149,368, bringing it's box office total up to $4,151,839.

Comparatively, the movie earned US$7,670,422 in five weeks in France (opening in in the number 1 spot), going on to earn close to US$9 million total.

In Hong Kong, a city of only 7 million inhabitants, Howl's Moving Castle earned US$2,855,091 in five weeks. It also opened in first place in Hong Kong.

In South Korean it earned US$16,034,588 in the first five weeks and went on to earn almost $19 million. 3 million people, six percent of the population, saw the movie in theaters.

If Howl's Moving Castle had performed as well in North America as it had in either Hong Kong or South Korea, it would have earned over $100 million in its first five weeks here.

This article has a follow-up: Howl Box Office Update (2005-07-27 12:25)
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