News Anohana Film Tops 1 Billion Yen After 56 Days
posted on 2013-10-29 00:15 EDT
The anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day film topped 1 billion yen (about US$10 million) at the Japanese box office after 56 days in theaters. As of October 27, the movie has been seen 754,341 times and earned 1,009,290,700 yen (US$10.334 million). It was ranked #12 during the weekend of October 19-20, and had stayed in the top 10 for the previous seven weekends in a row.
The movie opened on August 31 in theaters across Japan. The film retells the anohana story from the character Menma's point of view with a new epilogue. The film opened at 64 theaters and then expanded to about 100 theaters. (It is now in about 70 theaters.) The Oricon website notes that the film has been popular with viewers in their 20s to 40s, notably as a date movie.
Another film that came from a late-night television anime, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, earned over 800 million yen. The K-ON! film earned 1.9 billion yen.