The Wind Rises Is 1st Japanese Film to Top 10 Billion Yen Since Ponyo
posted on 2013-09-12 20:54 EDT by Egan Loo
Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's anime film The Wind Rises has earned over 10 billion yen (about US$100 million) at the Japanese box office as of Wednesday, September 11. It is the first Japanese film in five years to accomplish this feat; the last one was Miyazaki and Ghibli's own Ponyo in 2008. Another film that topped 10 billion yen was the American film Toy Story 3 in 2010.
The film has seen a surge in ticket sales since Miyazaki announced last week that he is retiring from making feature films — thus making The Wind Rises his last film. This past weekend's box office receipts were 34.5% higher than the previous weekend's.
Source: Mainchi Shimbun's Mantan Web