News Ponyo Crosses US$15-Million Threshold in United States (Updated)
posted on 2009-10-23 22:45 EDT by Egan Loo
The Box Office Mojo website reports on Friday that Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's Ponyo anime film has surpassed the US$15 million threshold at the box office in the United States. As of October 22, the film has earned US$15,006,092. It has been in American theaters for 70 days, although it was in just 45 theaters during the October 16-18 weekend. It is still the fifth highest grossing theatrical anime release in the United States, below Pokemon 3 - The Movie (US$17,052,128).
Frank Marshall, the co-producer of the film's North American dubbing and theatrical release, reported on his personal Twitter account last weekend that the DVD "will be out in March."
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Update: As of last weekend, Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone has earned US$102,270 at the box office in the United States. [Via animeanime.biz]
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