Mainichi Shimbun: 'In This Corner of the World' Film Projected to Earn 500 Million Yen

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

The Mainichi Shimbun newspaper noted last Friday that Sunao Katabuchi's In This Corner of the World anime film is projected to earn 500 million yen (about US$4.50 million). The film debuted in 63 Japanese theaters on November 12 and sold 32,032 tickets to earn 47,042,090 yen (US$434,288).

More than 50 additional theaters are scheduled to begin screening the film. The film is also slated to open in 14 foreign countries, beginning in England, France, and South America.

In addition, the film won the Hiroshima Peace Film Award at the Hiroshima International Film Festival.

The film is based on Fumiyo Kōno's To All The Corners Of The World (Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni) manga. The award-winning manga follows a bride named Suzu Urano as she moves to her new life in Kure City on the coast of Hiroshima Prefecture. Suzu perseveres through World War II with pluck and determination.

Director and writer Sunao Katabuchi (Mai Mai Miracle, Black Lagoon) had announced the feature film in 2012.

Source: The Mainichi Shimbun via Yaraon!

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