News Ghibli's Arrietty Drops to #14 in 3rd Weekend
posted on 2012-03-04 13:05 EST
The Box Office Mojo website reports that Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Studio Ghibli's anime film The Secret World of Arrietty (Karigurashi no Arrietty) has earned an estimated US$1,455,000 during the March 2-4 weekend. In its third weekend in American theaters, Arrietty falls from #10 to #14 at the box office as Dr. Seuss' The Lorax and Project X opened in the top two spots. Arrietty's theater count dropped by 91 to 1,431, and the film had a per-screen average of US$1,017. Ticket sales fell 66.6% from the second weekend.
With a current total of US$16,724,000, Arrietty remains the fifth highest grossing theatrical anime release in the United States. It is now within US$400,000 of #4's Pokemon 3: The Movie (U$17,052,128).
Here is how the various Ghibli films have performed in the United States in their third weekend:
|Film||Year||3rd Weekend||Theaters||Per-Screen Average||Gross-to-Date|
|Howl's Moving Castle||2005||US$581,654||202||US$2,879||US$2,515,068|
|Tales From Earthsea||2010||US$589||1||US$589||US$48,043|
|The Secret World of Arrietty (Estimated)||2012||US$1,455,000||1,431||US$1,017||US$16,724,000|
In his directorial debut, Yonebayashi re-imagines Mary Norton's 1952 novel The Borrowers by moving the story to a Tokyo suburb. The story revolves around Arrietty, a member of the "little people" who live under the floorboards of a regular human family's home. Arrietty's family tries to remain hidden from the human "beans." Walt Disney Pictures is giving the film the widest opening for a Studio Ghibli film in North America to date.
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