Kadokawa: Haruhi Film Earns 200 Million Yen in 1st Week
posted on by Egan Loo
According to a press release from Kadokawa Group Publishing on the News2u.net website, viewers have spent 200 million yen (about US$2.2 million) to see The Vanishment of Haruhi Suzumiya film 140,000 times in its first week at the box office.
The Vanishment of Haruhi Suzumiya is the first ever film in the Haruhi Suzumiya anime franchise from the Kyoto Animation studio. For the story, chief director Tatsuya Ishihara and director Yasuhiro Takemoto adapted the fourth Haruhi Suzumiya light novel from Nagaru Tanigawa and Noizi Ito. The film had already earned US$997,803 in its first weekend, despite having only 24 screens in Japan.
Image © 2009 Nagaru Tanigawa • Noizi Ito / member of SOS