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KH91



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:08 pm Reply with quote
Makoto Shinkai domination. Well done.
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I doubt it would happen, but it would be awesome if it passed Frozen.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:37 pm Reply with quote
endallchaos wrote:
I doubt it would happen, but it would be awesome if it passed Frozen.

At least it will pass Kaze Tachinu for sure, or maybe Ponyo. We're just need to believe in the power of hypnotic Shinkai clouds. Laughing
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sold 637,000 tickets on 296 screens for 860 million yen (about US$85.7 million) over the September 24-25 weekend to maintain its #1 ranking for its fifth time. In total, the film has sold 8,500,000 tickets for 11.1 billion yen (about US$111 million) as of September 25.


The USD numbers here don't look right - you're out by a factor of 10. At current exchange rate, 860 million yen is only $8.57 million.
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Yamikin Ushijima kun is doing really well !! Very HappyD
hope the final one does too !
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:00 pm Reply with quote
NegativeZero wrote:
The USD numbers here don't look right - you're out by a factor of 10. At current exchange rate, 860 million yen is only $8.57 million.


Thanks for catching this. It's fixed now.
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Frozen reached 10 billion yen in 37 days while Your Name reached the same milestone in 28 days.

Going by these figures alone, I can safely say that this film's domestic box-office revenue increased at a rate that greatly exceeded Five Yen Per Second.
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The source for the claim that Spirited Away outsold Frozen in Japan seems to be this Japanese-language site:

http://www.narinari.com/Nd/20151235305.html

How reliable is narinari.com as a source? I'm still inclined to trust the boxoffice mojo site, which claims that Spirited Away earned $229 million in Japan, below Frozen's Japanese take of $249 million.

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=intl&id=spiritedaway.htm
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=intl&id=frozen2013.htm
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This has got to be some buzz on buzz feeding itself. I imagine this movie to be pretty good, like garden of words, but it's probably nothing earth shattering. It's nice that Makoto Shinkai is now a household name in Japan; until his next one flops lol
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:18 pm Reply with quote
andyos wrote:
The source for the claim that Spirited Away outsold Frozen in Japan seems to be this Japanese-language site:

http://www.narinari.com/Nd/20151235305.html

How reliable is narinari.com as a source? I'm still inclined to trust the boxoffice mojo site, which claims that Spirited Away earned $229 million in Japan, below Frozen's Japanese take of $249 million.

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=intl&id=spiritedaway.htm
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=intl&id=frozen2013.htm


boxoffice mojo always messes with the yen-dollar exchange rate so it is unreliable, it is Known that Spirited Away made 30.8 billion yen and Frozen made 25.48 billion yen

http://blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/2014/06/04/frozen-ranks-as-third-biggest-hit-in-japan/
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boxoffice mojo always messes with the yen-dollar exchange rate so it is unreliable, it is Known that Spirited Away made 30.8 billion yen and Frozen made 25.48 billion yen

http://blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/2014/06/04/frozen-ranks-as-third-biggest-hit-in-japan/


Many thanks for your message. Actually, the WSJ gives 30.4 billion yen for Spirited Away (not 30.8 billion), but that's certainly more than Frozen's 25.48 billion yen, as given on the Motion Picture Producers of Japan site ( http://www.eiren.org/boxoffice_e/2014.html ).

I presumed the dollar figures on Boxoffice Mojo were based on contemporary yen/dollar exchange rates for the relevant year, which probably changed greatly between 2001 (when Spirited Away was released) and 2014 (when Frozen opened in Japan).

afaics, it's possible that Boxoffice Mojo and the Motion Picture Producers site may be both correct in their own terms, though that would leave the question 'Did Frozen earn more than Spirited Away?' annoyingly ambiguous.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:04 pm Reply with quote
bin1127 wrote:
This has got to be some buzz on buzz feeding itself. I imagine this movie to be pretty good, like garden of words, but it's probably nothing earth shattering. It's nice that Makoto Shinkai is now a household name in Japan; until his next one flops lol


I actually think GoW is better. The animation itself is definitely better in GoW. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 5:40 am Reply with quote
bin1127 wrote:
This has got to be some buzz on buzz feeding itself. I imagine this movie to be pretty good, like garden of words, but it's probably nothing earth shattering. It's nice that Makoto Shinkai is now a household name in Japan; until his next one flops lol


It would seem that the Japanese movie goers disagree with you.


There is a lot of advertising for this movie. Even the bookstores are promoting it.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:40 am Reply with quote
endallchaos wrote:
bin1127 wrote:
This has got to be some buzz on buzz feeding itself. I imagine this movie to be pretty good, like garden of words, but it's probably nothing earth shattering. It's nice that Makoto Shinkai is now a household name in Japan; until his next one flops lol


I actually think GoW is better. The animation itself is definitely better in GoW. Smile
I doubt media feedback is driving this, but rather that a broader audience has been checking this out since it has drawn such large viewership numbers over an extended period of time. To draw a comparison, Frozen was practically unadvertised (relatively speaking) prior to it's US appearance and when I and my daughter saw it on the first week there were few viewers. A couple of weeks later the media started reporting increasing sales and it became a monster hit from there.

As for GofW, I like your name better for it's action and intensity in Taki and Mitsuha's interaction but GofW had a more beautiful setting and more delicate romantic story so it has a different appeal. I absolutely hated 5cm/s because it had so little romantic interaction between Takaki and Akari other than the former pining away for the latter and the latter getting a life and both of them settling for "I'll always have the memory". Mad
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:01 pm Reply with quote
At this rate this might become the highest grossing film of all time in Japan.

Although, corrected for inflation, that's impossible. Guess whats the highest grossing film of all time in Japan corrected for inflation? No, it's not Spirited Away. I think it's Seven Samurai back in the 50's, when ticket sales were much higher than today.

Still it has a good shoot at surpassing Spirited Away. Now Makoto Shinkai is truly the new Miyazaki since his film became a mega-blockbuster hit, bigger than any Miyazaki movie before Princess Mononoke.
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