Isao Takahata's Princess Kaguya Anime Film Tops Japan's Box Office
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Kaguya-hime no Monogatari (The Tale of Princess Kaguya), the latest film from Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata, topped Japan's box office charts during its opening weekend. The film sold 222,822 tickets to earn 284,252,550 yen (about US$2.8 million) on 456 screens.
In comparison, Studio Ghibli's last film, Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises, sold 747,451 tickets to earn 961 million yen (US$9.66 million) on 454 screens.
The first Persona 3 film, Persona 3 The Movie #1 Spring of Birth, debuted at #7. The film sold 39,963 tickets on 26 screens to earn 60,912,300 yen (about US$599,000).
Gekijō-ban Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magica Shinpen: Hangyaku no Monogatari (Madoka Magica The Movie -Rebellion-) stayed at #4 during its fifth weekend, and Toei's Eiga Dokidoki! Precure Mana Kekkon!!? Mirai ni Tsunagu Kibō no Dress fell from #5 to #6 in its fifth weekend.
The Yume to Kyōki no Ōkoku (The Kingdom of Dreams & Madness) documentary about Studio Ghibli screened from November 16-24 on 20 screens and earned 15,060,000 yen (about US$148,000) total.