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Ghibli's Poppy Hill Earns US$55,000 on 2 NYC Theaters

posted on by Egan Loo
Earns 2nd highest average; opens in Los Angeles, Toronto, Vancouver this Friday

The Box Office Mojo website reports that Goro Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's From Up On Poppy Hill film opened this weekend in two New York City theaters with an estimated US$55,000. Those box office reciepts gave the film a per-screen average of US$27,500, the second highest among all films in the United States this weekend (after Spring Breakers' US$90,000 average on three screens).

Los Angeles, Toronto, and Vancouver will host the film this Friday, followed by more theaters in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Berkeley, Boston, Seattle, Minneapolis, and San Diego next Friday. It then opens in still more theaters in April and May:

April 5
Los Angeles - Laemmle noho 7
Denver - Landmark Esquire
Portland - Regal Fox Tower
Honolulu - Kahala 8
Washington, DC - Regal Gallery Place
Washington, DC - Angelika Mosaic
Boston - Hollywood Hits Danvers
Minneapolis - Landmark Edina
Omaha - Film Streams (immediately following Ghibli series)

April 12
Philadelphia - Landmark Ritz at the Bourse
Washington, DC - AMC Rio Gaithesburg
Washington, DC - AMC Shirlington
Washington, DC - Regal Majestic Silver Springs
Tucson - Loft Cinema

April 19
Dallas - Landmark Magnolia
Atlanta - Landmark Midtown Art
St. Louis - Landmark Plaza Frontenac
South FL - Living Room Boca Raton

April 26
Washington, DC - Regal Downtown West Charlottesville
Charlotte - Regal Manor
Salt Lake City - Broadway
Ithaca - Cinemapolis

May 3
Knoxville - Regal Downtown West

May 10
Nashville - Belcourt
Milwaukee - Landmark Oriental

From Up On Poppy Hill adapts the 1960s shōjo manga of the same name by Tetsurō Sayama and Chizuru Takahashi. The film follows Umi (The Spiderwick Chronicles' Sarah Bolger) and Shun (Star Trek's Anton Yelchin) in a budding romance as they come together to save their school's clubhouse. Hayao Miyazaki wrote the screenplay adaptation. GKIDS will release the film on home video after the theatrical run.

The dub cast includes Gillian Anderson (X-Files, Princess Mononoke), Christina Hendricks (Mad Men, Drive), Ron Howard (Happy Days, American Graffiti), Beau Bridges (The Fabulous Baker Boys), Chris Noth (Sex in the City, The Good Wife), Jamie Lee Curtis (A Fish Called Wanda, Freaky Friday), Emily Osment (Hannah Montana), Bruce Dern (Silent Running, Coming Home), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), comedian Jeff Dunham, Charlie Saxton, Isabelle Fuhrman (Orphan, The Hunger Games), and Alex Wolff (The Naked Brothers Band).

Thanks to Reuben for the news tip.

Image © 2011 Chizuru Takahashi, Tetsurō Sayama, GNDHDDT

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